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.
Group arrested after attempt to enter Coon Rapids football stadium
Four people remain in custody as of Friday.
Cedric Alexander walks back comments made on Twitter; Frey reacts
Alexander also blocked multiple accounts, some being media and journalists.
Minnesota bans fraudulent company targeting student loans holders
The settlement will return the full amount collected from Minnesota customers.
St. Paul officers bit in separate incidents at a Target, overnight shelter
The incidents happened Tuesday and Friday
Celebrated barefoot water skier died in accident on Brooklyn Center lake
Paul Oman died in a barefoot water skiing accident on Sept. 12.
Sisters now living in MN win $80K over treatment at Texas border facility
Kerlin Sanchez Villalobos and her sister were awarded a settlement of $80,000.
Series of garage fires cause damage in south Minneapolis
Two of the fires occurred on the 4500 block of Snelling Avenue.
Minneapolis’ public safety chief spends evening mocking, blocking on Twitter
The community safety commissioner responded to one user's question about downtown policing by calling them two-faced.
Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall
The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
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.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!