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.
Watch: MN lawmaker 'attacked' by giggling child during live hearing
This has to be the most adorable moment ever from a Commerce Finance and Policy Committee hearing, right?
Sloane Martin leaving WCCO Radio for bigger role with Big Ten Network
Martin has been a staple at WCCO Radio since Election Day 2016.
Xcel Energy wants to raise MN customers' electricity rates
If approved, rates go up by an average of $18.50 a month for customers.
MPD chief 'confident' officers will still show up after Question 2 vote
Arradondo held a press conference Wednesday in which he urged for a 'No' vote.
Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign
The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.
Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19
The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.
12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days
Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, October 27
The latest from MDH.
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell will step down in June
He won't seek a second six-year term.
MN furniture company wouldn't hire applicant who is transgender
The company will pay him $60,000.
Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint
The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.
Report: Lindsey Vonn owes $1.7 million in taxes
World Cup champion skier Lindsey Vonn reportedly owes the IRS $1.7 million in delinquent federal taxes. According to the Detroit News, a tax lien was filed against Vonn and her husband Thomas in Nevada on April 2. In an e-mail, Vonn vows she'll pay it all back.
Elk Run developer owes $740k in unpaid taxes
Finance & Commerce reports the California-based Tower Investments owes more than $740,000 in back property taxes and fines. For the past six years, Tower has been pushing a major biobusiness park on a former elk farm in southeast Minnesota, but nothing has happened on the site since 2010. Tower's senior vice president claims the taxes aren't paid because Tower is in the midst of appealing its property taxes with Olmsted County.
Defunct Minneapolis bar owes state $126k, loses sales tax permit
The Minnesota Department of Revenue claims Drink Inc., a bar and restaurant in Minneapolis that closed earlier this year, failed to pay sales taxes between March 2003 and January 2007. The defunct business still owes the state more than $126,000. A new pub has opened in the former Drink location in downtown Minneapolis.
Most oppose tax at stadium hearing in Ramsey County
The county's charter commission is holding the first of two public hearings on whether voters should get to approve a sales tax for the stadium.
Ramsey County Charter may revisit ban on taxes for sports stadiums
Some charter commissioners want to revisit a proposed amendment that would prohibit the county from using any revenue to build professional sports facilities. Commissioner Rod Halvorson says he'd like to get the amendment on the ballot next year.
Ramsey County panel: No public vote on stadium sales tax
The Ramsey County Charter Commission voted late Tuesday to reject a countywide vote on a proposed half-cent sales tax that would help build a new home for the team. The move went against the wishes of many county residents, but leaders say it would have held up the project and raised its price tag.
Former city council member admits to stealing rent checks sent to the city
A former city councilmember in the south-central town of Danube admits to stealing rent checks written to the city. Sharon Lothert was also president of the city’s Economic Development Agency. She pleaded guilty to taking almost 22-thousand dollars over almost a year and a half.
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