The state's top economist says growth just isn't what it needs to be to keep the state in the black. The governor and the Legislature based their previous budget deal on growth of about 3.2 percent. Unfortunately, that's not what we're seeing, and that means Dayton and legislators will likely have to wrestle over another deficit soon.
Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500
Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours
A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Minnesota to give up $1B in tobacco bonds to plug budget deficit
The state government will only get about half of that sum by asking for the money now in order to temporarily plug the state's budget deficit. Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers voted to borrow against the tobacco money in order to avoid tax increases and additional spending cuts.
Minnesota could face another big budget gap -- as much as $1 billion
State budget officials are almost ready to release the latest economic forecast, and things could be pretty grim. The Star Tribune reports lawmakers are bracing to find anywhere from $500 million to $1 billion in red ink. That could set up another nasty budget fight, and this time with every legislator up for election.
Why is Minnesota now forecasting a budget deficit?
It's the first time since 2013 the state is projected to lose money.
State leaders scramble to respond to budget surprise
Forum Communications' Don Davis says Minnesota leaders were so shocked by the budget forecast that they didn't know how to respond. They planned, of course, to blame the other side for what they assumed would be another deficit. Now they're hastily rewriting their talking points. Both Dayton and legislative leaders say they'll allow the money to sit in the bank for now, which the law requires.
New deficit plan cuts $10B in Minnesota farm subsidies
The plan will also cut federal contributions to crop insurance programs and land conservation programs. Obama has proposed a total of $3 trillion in deficit reduction.
Wells Fargo economist forsees slow job growth in 2012
With two straight months of job decline in Minnesota, economist Scott Anderson isn't optimistic. Job losses in formerly strong sectors like transportation and manufacturing are his chief concerns.
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