Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will consider a newly-proposed budget Tuesday. It would raise tuition at the two dozen state colleges by 3.7 percent and at the seven universities by 4.4 percent. Officials say shuffling will also allow the hiring of more teachers.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Approved U of M budget results in 3.5 percent undergrad tuition hike
The budget for next school year approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Friday will raise undergraduate tuition by 3.5 percent and fund as many as 100 new faculty. U of M President Eric Kaler said the tuition increase was the lowest in the past 12 years at the university.
MnSCU's new chancellor pledges to keep tuition down
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone says MnSCU must refocus its outcomes and encourage faculty and staff members to be entrepreneurial when it comes to finding ways to cut back.
Coleman's budget would raise St. Paul levy just under two percent
Mayor Chris Coleman proposed a St. Paul budget that reduces spending by $1 million. A 1.9 percent increase in the tax levy would help offset the loss of state funding. Coleman's budget would fill seven vacancies in the police department and would add a lawyer to the city attorney's office.
Proposed Hennepin County budget would cut $50M, 127 jobs
The latest 2012 budget proposal would cut spending by $50 million. It also would eliminate 127 jobs and close the Eden Prairie service center in order to to cope with less funding from the state.
University of Minnesota considering lowest tuition hike in 10 years
The Board of Regents will review President Eric Kaler's first $3.5 billion operating budget proposal next Friday. It calls for a 3.5 percent increase for in-state undergraduate tuition. Out-of-state and graduate students would see tuition go up about four percent. The budget proposal also includes money for faculty hires, salary increases and academic investments, according to the Pioneer Press.
Bucking trend, Concordia University slashes tuition
As other colleges and universities continue to increase tuition, Concordia University in St. Paul is dramatically cutting undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 year by one-third – about $10,000 – the school was to announce Wednesday. Financial aid would get smaller, though, too, so actual savings for students may not be as dramatic, the Pioneer Press reports.
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