The Minnesota Zoo, filed suit yesterday in Dakota County Court over the order requiring it to shutdown tomorrow if the state doesn’t have a budget agreement. Several other groups have also filed suits. Governor Mark Dayton has asked the State’s highest court to combine these cases into one for Ramsey County District Court Judge Kathleen Gearin to hear. Judge Gearin was the one who issued the original ruling on shutdown spending.
The Supreme Court has given interested parties until noon today to respond to Governor Dayton’s request.