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.
Rep. Boebert suggests Rep. Omar may be a suicide bomber
The Colorado Republican continues to reject calls to publicly apologize for her comments.
Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list
The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.
'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice
Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.
Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant
Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.
School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty
Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.
5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities
There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.
As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access
Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.
Report: Dalvin Cook suffered torn labrum, dislocated shoulder
Cook is now dealing with a dislocated shoulder and a torn labrum on both sides of his body, according to a report.
Charges: Clinic locked down after man tried to enter, threatened passersby
Staff at the clinic suspected he was intoxicated, according to the complaint.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, November 29
The state's latest report includes data from the Thanksgiving break.
Long COVID: Review of Mayo patients may provide new clues
The researchers summarized three "major novel findings" from the data.
Minnesota retailers pressuring lawmakers to collect Internet sales tax
Republican Sen. Dave Thompson told the Star Tribune he isn't looking to collect more revenue, but feels the current policy is hurting Minnesota retailers, like Target and Best Buy. Supporters of an Internet sales tax argue online retail giants have an unfair price advantage right now.
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.
Tax panel chair doubts lawmakers would agree to stadium tax
Republican Greg Davids of Preston thinks the House Taxes Committee would reject any state tax increase to fund a new Vikings stadium. Davids says -- while the Vikings are important to the state -- voters don't want any tax raised.
Ramsey Council Member owes $100,000 in taxes
Ramsey City Council Member David Elvig owes the state $100,000 in sales tax, according to an agreement Elvig reached with the Department of Revenue, the Star Tribune reports. The good news for him is that it's less than the $649,000 officials previously said he owed. He's the founder of E-Street Makers Inc. of Anoka, which produces custom furniture and cabinets. He separately faces 24 counts of theft and is accused of embezzling from his employees' 401(k) and group health and dental plans.
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.
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