Shutdown Affecting Minnesotans 12 Oct 13

As the federal government shutdown continues, more and more Minnesotans are beginning to feel the effects. From the inability to get a new or replacement Social Security card, the suspension of the WIC nutrition program for pregnant women and babies, to closing on a home mortgage, Minnesotans are impacted. The shutdown has also brought a halt to loan guarantees from the US Small Business Administration — more than a million dollars of it a day for the state’s small businesses.