Capitol to reopen Tuesday

State shutdown
After a 15-day shutdown, Minnesota state government will reopen Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Pictured, the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul remain quiet on July 11, 2011, as the state government shutdown continues.
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The Minnesota State Capitol reopens 9 a.m.Tuesday,. Gov. Mark Dayton's office released the announcement Monday evening.

The statement indicated that with the Capitol open, the public may watch as the legislature "prepares to reconvene to pass a budget."

The state capitol building closed on July 1 when the fiscal year ended without passage of a balanced budget and the government shut down. Since then only legislators and credentialed media have been allowed through security.

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