Both sides made sure to say they got something in this deal, so they can tell their respective parties they didn't back down. Either way, the good news is it appears the end of the shutdown is coming in a matter of days.
After weeks of crippling political deadlock, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders emerged in the darkened Capitol on Thursday to announce they had brokered a budget deal to end the longest state government shutdown in U.S. history.
The deal raises the revenue Dayton sought -- $1.4 billion -- but without raising taxes, which Republicans opposed. Instead,