They both want to phase out business property taxes but they don't agree on how ... or on much else. A roomful of Republicans will try to find common ground on how to change Minnesota tax policy as a legislative conference committee tackles House and Senate bills that are farther apart than you might expect.
Ant's fast start can't snap Grizzlies winning streak
Memphis extended its streak to 11 games with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.
Popular Italian eatery in Uptown to permanently close
The owner of Trattoria Mucci said it "just didn't work out this time."
MN popcorn shop gets Times Square billboard via 'The Late Show'
The last time Redmon's Popcorn got national attention, it shut down two days later.
Frey backtracks on dining mandate: Kids age 2-4 won’t need test
The mayor told Chad Hartman the city is already working to change its just-announced regulation.
11 staff members on leave after refusing Willmar district's COVID policy
The staff members were placed on leave after they "opted not to comply."
Man charged with stealing van with dog inside in South St. Paul
He apparently said he didn't realize there was a dog inside.
African cat found in Massachusetts is coming to Minnesota
The cat has to have its leg amputated.
Duluth becomes first non-metro city to bring back mask mandate
The omicron variant is surging across Minnesota.
Here's where COVID-19 case rates are the highest in Minnesota
The highest rates can be found mainly in southeastern Minnesota and around the Twin Cities metro area.
After staff got COVID, someone sent Al's Breakfast a letter mocking its vaxx requirement
"So sorry to hear your fully vaccinated staff is sick with Covid and you are forced to close," the letter begins.
NWS releases snowfall forecast for specific Minnesota cities
Here's how much snow is forecast for more than 50 cities in Minnesota, including the majority of the metro area.
House passes tax bill over DFL objections
The Minnesota House approved a tax bill that would freeze business property taxes and create several new tax breaks. Governor Dayton and other DFLers say the freeze will drive up the state's budget deficit in the next biennium. The tax breaks include incentives for investing in startup companies and hiring veterans.
Senate sends tax cut bill to Dayton, veto likely
The Minnesota Senate joined the House in approving a bill that would cut taxes by more than $40 million this year and by more than $140 million in the next budget cycle. But Governor Mark Dayton calls it fiscally irresponsible because it would take money from the budget reserve and would add to a deficit in the next biennium.
Legislators hoping to tackle tax relief
When legislators return to the Capitol Monday, they'll have one thing on their minds: tax relief. House Republicans are looking to cut business taxes while Senate Republicans are hoping to get rid of the so-called "marriage penalty." Governor Dayton says he likes cutting taxes as much as anyone, but, isn't clear on where the money will come from.
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