One Woman Reacts to Temporary End of Government Shutdown

Sandy Parr is a Federal Medical Center employee who is relieved she will finally get paid -- but is not completely satisfied with the government's resolution.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 11:11 PM

BYRON, Minn. -

Now that the government has temporarily re-opened, Southern Minnesotans who have had to work without a paycheck can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

One employee at the Federal Medical Center - Sandy Parr - has had to rethink every purchase her family makes during the shutdown.

While Parr says she and her colleagues are relieved they will finally get paid, they are not completely satisfied with this temporary resolution.

"I wish it would have been faster, because we have a lot of people that have been harmed because of this shutdown," Parr said. "For 35 days to have these employees basically not being paid and being able to survive is not acceptable, so I wish it would have been longer-term. But we'll take what we can get, at least we are gonna get paid."

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -12°
Feels Like: -6°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 9° Lo: -15°
Feels Like: 3°
Austin
Broken Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -14°
Feels Like: -3°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -11°
Feels Like: -2°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 9° Lo: -14°
Feels Like: -12°
The winter chills is back...for now
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Coronavirus and blood donations

Image

Personal finance class

Image

The importance of parallel parking

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Wednesday

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/18

Image

Tuesday's basketball highlights and section hockey scores

Image

Making life sweeter for troops overseas

Image

NIACC leaders want your vote

Image

RPS considers earlier start times

Image

Keeping Fire Hydrants clear

Community Events