Cosmetologists, nurses, dentists and other professionals can't get licenses to practice. Would-be drivers can't take the necessary tests.
Some businesses are hung up because they can't get required inspections. Hundreds of restaurants and bar owners can't buy liquor, and fear serious fallout when current supplies run out.
The shutdown entered its 13th day Wednesday with no talks planned between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders. Dayton wants to institute new taxes to solve a $5 billion budget deficit, but GOP leaders say they won't do that.