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.
Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?
There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.
Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100
The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.
What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?
Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30
String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended
The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.
Duhamel replaces Estevez on 'Mighty Ducks' show on Disney+
The reboot premiered in March 2021.
Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN
As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.
'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake
A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.
Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul
It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.
Reports: Poles to the Bears, Vikings 'may move quick' on Adofo-Mensah
That's according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25
The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.
Charges: Daughter admits to squeezing mom 'like a python,' killing her
She is charged with murder in her mom's death.
Local leaders brace for taxpayer angst as 'TnT' letters roll out
The state's new tax bill ends the homestead market value credit, which lowered property taxes on many homes. Forum Communications' Don Davis reports poor, rural areas will likely be among the hardest hit. Homeowners will get the details next month when "truth in taxation" statements arrive in mailboxes.
So what's the big deal about a Senate majority leader anyway?
Amy Koch is out after a scandal involving an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, and Republicans on Tuesday are set to vote in a new chief. Forum Communications' Don Davis takes a look at just what it means to be majority leader or house speaker, and hold one of the most powerful posts in the Legislature.
Senate GOP leaders release plan to phase out business property taxes
Republican leaders say the change would save Minnesota businesses $50 million the first year. That amount may well be added to the state budget deficit. The Senate GOP says the job creation would be worth it. DFL critics say there's no assurance that companies would used the money they save to create jobs.
GOP leaders expecting good budget news Wednesday
Minnesota's latest economic forecast will be released February 29. In December, the state had an $876 million surplus, but Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter told the Star Tribune "It’s going to be zero or a negative number because we have so many debts to repay that it is very, very unlikely that we will have a surplus.”
Leaves hang on longer, residents scramble before the snow
The state DNR tells the Star Tribune lingering mild weather caused more leaves to fall 10 days to two weeks later than normal. Now, with the prospect of accumulating snow on the way, Minnesota residents are scrambling to scoop up a flurry of leaves.
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