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March 3, 2013
Poll finds support for some Dayton tax proposals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll says a narrow majority of Minnesotans favors Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to raise taxes on the state's top earners. The poll also finds support for imposing sales tax on clothing items above $100. But there's strong resistance to Dayton's proposal to...
March 3, 2013 - 4:43pm
March 1, 2013
Jury convicts Baxter man on tax evasion charges
BAXTER - A 45-year-old Baxter man will be sentenced later this month after a Crow Wing County jury found him guilty on 35 tax related felony charges. The jury convicted Ronald William Beattie Jr. for failing to file and pay individual, sales and withholding taxes, according to a news...
March 1, 2013 - 11:40am
February 28, 2013
Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock and the administration...
February 28, 2013 - 4:56pm
State's projected deficit at $627 million, less than earlier forecast
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state’s budget over the next three...
February 28, 2013 - 9:44am
February 26, 2013
OIC offers tax preparation
BEMIDJI – The Northwest Indian OIC is offering free tax preparation through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays (by appoint-ment), 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 12-4 p.m. every other Saturday. Participants should bring: photo...
February 26, 2013 - 8:49am
February 25, 2013
Lawmakers start debate over Minn.'s minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From a small tick up to a big bump, Minnesota lawmakers anxious to boost the state's minimum wage start making their case to colleagues this week. A Minnesota House panel opens its discussion of a probable hike to the floor wage Monday by reviewing presentations...
February 25, 2013 - 8:21am
February 22, 2013
Changes coming for trucking industry
DETROIT LAKES – If Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget passes, the trucking industry in Minnesota will be looking at some sizeable changes. Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen spoke to trucking company owners and staff in the Detroit Lakes area Tuesday, telling...
February 22, 2013 - 2:02am
February 20, 2013
Younger children featured in budget plan
ST. PAUL – Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota’s future, the state House education finance leader says. “Those two programs really pay dividends into the future,” Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 12:41am
February 18, 2013
Rep Kline: Americans should expect big budget cuts, job losses
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. John Kline predicts there will be no last-minute agreement to fix massive federal budget cuts, an inaction that would cost many American jobs. The Minnesota Republican said one study indicates 4,000 Minnesotans could lose their jobs when the automatic cuts, known...
February 18, 2013 - 11:40am
Free tax service sites open across north central Minnesota
BEMIDJI – More than 250 sites across state, including several in northern Minnesota, are offering taxpayers free assistance with filing income tax and property tax refund returns. Taxpayers have two options for free tax assistance sites. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)...
February 18, 2013 - 9:52am
February 13, 2013
Totzauer benefit set to help offset costs
BEMIDJI – A benefit to help defray medical expenses for the family of Emi Totzauer is planned for Sunday. The event will feature a silent auction, face painting and spaghetti dinner. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 5 and younger. The fundraiser will...
February 13, 2013 - 8:43am
February 12, 2013
Small cities fight for bigger slice of economic development
By Al Edenloffm Forum News Service ALEXANDRIA – When it comes to economic development, cities in rural Minnesota aren’t getting their fair share, according to a new partnership. It’s trying to give cities such as Alexandria a bigger slice of the pie this legislative session....
February 12, 2013 - 9:15pm
Bemidji students to rally for higher ed funding
BEMIDJI – College students from Bemidji will travel Wednesday to the state capitol for a rally with hundreds of other students from around Minnesota, calling on legislatures to prioritize more state funds to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The event is free...
February 12, 2013 - 12:05pm
February 8, 2013
U of Minn. hires firm to study administrative costs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has hired an outside consulting firm to analyze the university's administrative costs and report to state lawmakers. Regents on Friday discussed the hiring of Sibson Consulting to examine the school's structure. The analysis will cost...
February 8, 2013 - 4:37pm
Postal Service lost $1.3 billion over quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year despite a blizzard of campaign advertising...
February 8, 2013 - 11:46am