Federal workers in Minnesota welcome temporary end to government shutdown

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Federal government shutdown affects many in Minnesota. 

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, where some projects are supported by federal funding, were also cognizant that it may only be a three-week reprieve.

“We have lots of people whose schedules are very screwed up now,” said Dan Gilchrist, communications director for the office of the vice president for research. “Our researchers have lost time.”

Gilchrist noted that two U.S. Department of Agriculture facilities on the St. Paul campus were closed down.

“We don’t know if those folks had experiments. Their samples may be dead now,” he said.

PeriodJan 26 2019

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  • TitleFederal workers in Minnesota welcome temporary end to government shutdown
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletTwin Cities StarTribune
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited States
    Date1/26/19
    DescriptionResearchers at the University of Minnesota, where some projects are supported by federal funding, were also cognizant that it may only be a three-week reprieve.

    “We have lots of people whose schedules are very screwed up now,” said Dan Gilchrist, communications director for the office of the vice president for research. “Our researchers have lost time.”

    Gilchrist noted that two U.S. Department of Agriculture facilities on the St. Paul campus were closed down.

    “We don’t know if those folks had experiments. Their samples may be dead now,” he said.
    Producer/Author Kelly Smith
    URLhttps://www.startribune.com/federal-workers-in-minnesota-relieved-by-temporary-end-to-government-shutdown/504893842/
    PersonsDan Gilchrist