Revenue to Minnesota's general fund during the last two months of 2011 beat the forecast, thanks largely to more people working. Spending remains tight, though, and sales tax receipts are lagging.
Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia
Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.
Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect
Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."
Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro
The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.
Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI
Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes
“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.
Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure
Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.
Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis
The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.
Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis
He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.
Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America
The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.
Minnesota tax revenues $100 million higher than projected
Minnesota Management and Budget officials say revenue from both income and sales tax are more than originally forecast. The latest projections in February showed Minnesota had a $323 million surplus.
State tax revenues jump in 2011
In what could be another sign of economic recovery, tax revenues in all 50 states jumped in 2011. Slateline.org reports that Minnesota was one of the largest gainers, bringing in 15 percent more in 2011 than 2010. North Dakota was the envy of all others, with a whopping 44.5 percent revenue increase over the previous year.
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.
State tax revenue beats forecast, but $1 billion shortfall still looms
Revenue from Minnesota taxes came in more than two percent ahead of expectations in the fiscal year that ended June 30th. A top budget official says the extra $336 million is good news, but doesn't really clear up the clouds on the economic horizon. The state still faces a $1 billion shortfall in the two-year budget that starts next summer. And forecasters are getting less optimistic about the prospects for growth.
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