State law requires new car owners to pay a 6.5 sales tax regardless of where they buy the vehicle. But the Revenue Department says some Minnesotans are setting up shell corporations in other states avoid paying taxes on pricey purchases like motor homes.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
Drop in tax collections not as bad in Minnesota as elsewhere
The sour economy dented Minnesota's tax receipts in 2009. But we still moved up in the state rankings of per capita tax revenue.
Minnesota Senate passes GOP tax relief measures along party-lines
After two and a half hours of debate Friday, Republican Senators agreed to reduce and eventually eliminate the state’s property tax on businesses and give married couples an income tax break. The $100 million dollars in tax revenue would be covered with the state’s budget reserves. The House has passed companion legislation, but there are several differences. Gov. Mark Dayton does not support the proposal.
Five Minnesotans killed when motor home crashes in Kansas
A motor home carrying 18 people back to Minnesota after a trip to Texas crashed on Interstate 35 in Kansas and fell into a ravine. Authorities did not immediately identify the victims but they were reportedly an extended family coming home from a dirt bike rally.
Jordan teen driving motor home in fatal crash had a provisional license
17-year-old Adam Kerber's driver's license stipulated that all of his passengers wear seat belts. Authorities say only two of the 18 people in the motor home that crashed in Kansas Sunday were belted in. Pauline Kerber, a widowed mother of 12, lost four of her children and a daughter-in-law in the crash. Pauline and Adam Kerber remain hospitalized.
Governor and lawmakers want to restructure taxes, but how?
There's bipartisan agreement on the need for "tax reform" but just what does that mean? Governor Dayton's revenue commissioner plans to spend six-to-eight months touring the state and collecting suggestions.
Strong tax collections in May puts Minnesota ahead of revenue projections
Management and Budget Commissioner James Schowalter says better-than-expected sales tax collections last month helped pad Minnesota's budget. Since February, tax revenues have surpassed estimates by $148 million. An economic update will be released next month and a new budget forecast will be issued in November.
Minnesota tax collections below January forecast
Minnesota Management and Budget reports general fund revenues were $107 million less than projected last month. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators will get an update on the state's budget forecast February 29. The forecast in December showed Minnesota had an $876 million surplus.
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