The bonds were sold at a historic low interest rate of 2.82 percent. The sale now brings the state’s bond debt total just under $6 million.
Minnesota State Fair tickets will cost more this year
The fair's hours will also be shorter.
Indicators of COVID in wastewater skyrocketing in Twin Cities
Wastewater detection can serve as a predictor for rising and falling case levels.
Girl arrested for allegedly shooting her mother in northern MN
The incident occurred in Morcom Township Sunday afternoon.
Video: Voyageurs camera captures remarkable footage of wildlife trail
There were wolves, moose, bears, lynx, a fisher, marten and other animals.
Minnesota taking another dip in Old Man Winter's cold tub this week
The worst of it will be Wednesday through Friday.
Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis closes temporarily
The owner cites the omicron variant and impending vaccine/testing requirements in Minneapolis.
2 shootings in Brooklyn Park minutes apart; 1 injured
One person was almost hit, while a second person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer
The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
State Patrol selling its five 2008 Harley Davidson Electra-Glide motorcycles
The State Patrol decided to retire its fleet of motorcycles "due to increased training costs, a concern for trooper safety, and a lack of troopers interested in volunteering for the unit." The first bike will be sold at a live auction Saturday, April 21 and the rest will be sold the following week.
Dayton unveils his bonding plan
The governor wants to borrow $775 million for a public works program that he says would put more than 20,000 Minnesotans back to work. The money would come from the sale of bonds that the state would pay back, with interest, over 20 years. The pool of money includes $27 million for a new stadium in downtown St. Paul.
Record-low interest rates save Minn. taxpayers millions of dollars
School districts, cities and counties in Minnesota are saving tens of millions of dollars in borrowing costs by refinancing old bonds, the Pioneer Press reports. The South Washington County School District is among the government organizations reaping the benefits of historically low interest rates. The district alone has saved more than $14 million since 2001.
State investment board rejects call to divest Israeli bonds
Palestinian advocates have filed a lawsuit claiming it's illegal for Minnesota to hold Israeli bonds because Israel violates international law in its treatment of Palestinians. Governor Dayton says the group is entitled to disagree with the investment, but he says calling it illegal is not responsible.
Half of state's road construction projects completed as winter nears
MnDOT says crews have been working hard to make up for lost time since the three week government shutdown in July. Fortunately, warm and dry weather conditions helped them to finish up about 250 projects.
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