A bill from two senators would raise the tobacco tax from 35 percent to more than 47 percent. The money would go toward the state's general fund.
Female shot in parking lot of Twin Cities Menards store
The incident happened at the same Menards where a robbery happened in September.
Driver kills 5 people, injures more than 40 during Waukesha parade
The Waukesha Holiday Parade is in its 58th year.
1 injured, 1 in custody following shooting, police chase in Hopkins
The suspect was arrested following a police pursuit Sunday afternoon.
Kirk Cousins surprises Viking fan van on Minnesota highway
Cousins's new aggressiveness has pulled into the fast lane.
Justin Jefferson erupts to lead Vikings over Packers
Greg Joseph's game-winner helped the Vikings get back to .500.
Officials investigating Duluth apartment fire that displaced 10 people
The fire broke out Friday night on the 600 block of East 4th Street.
Orono police alert residents after series of 'smash and grab' robberies
The thieves are targeting cars and stealing valuables left inside.
Man killed in shooting outside apartment building in St. Paul
Shots fired were reported to police around 11:30 p.m.
Ant sets the tone, Timberwolves dominate Grizzlies
The Wolves have won four of their past six games.
MN House passes bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21
The legislation has also bipartisan support in the state senate.
GOP bill to reduce business taxes and renters' refunds draws heated debate at Capitol
The bill from House Republican Greg Davids would immediately cut and eventually phase out business property taxes. The bill would also reduce tax refunds for renters.
Proposed bill would raise the smoking age in Minnesota
Five cities have already raised the smoking age to 21.
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.
GOP House passes bill to cut business taxes, reduce renter refunds
Republicans say the plan would help attract businesses and create jobs, but Democrats say it would boost business profits on the backs of the poor and middle class. Senate Republicans have introduced their own version of the bill, but their plan does not include cuts to renters' refunds.
Republican Kurt Bills says he could back tax increase
Perhaps raising some eyebrows among those in his party, the GOP U.S. Senate candidate said he would be willing to support a tax increase if it were part of a bigger plan to cut the nation's budget deficit. "I don't care if I have to have a verbal or physical confrontation with Grover Norquist," he said, referring to the conservative who has convinced most congressional Republicans to sign an anti-tax increase pledge.
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.
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