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Woodbury faces 3.84 percent tax levy increase in 2017
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December 5, 2013
Minnesota roundup: Bachmann aide investigated, priest sex-abuse list to be released
Archdiocese To Release Priest Sex-Abuse List (St. Paul) -- It's expected the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and MinneapolisThursday will only release 29 out of the 33 names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Officials say one priest didn't serve in the archdiocese and allegations...
December 5, 2013 - 11:39am
December 3, 2013
State roundup: Blizzard bearing down on Minnesota, 'U' leads cheaters, more ...
Big Blizzard Aiming For Minnesota The first major storm of the season has most of Minnesota under a Winter Storm Warning or a Winter Weather Advisory. The National Weather Service says snow is expected to move in this (Tue) afternoon, with heaviest amounts expected from the Red...
News/crime and courts
December 3, 2013 - 3:47pm
November 25, 2013
Lawmaker: ‘People have a right to expect lower property taxes’
ST. PAUL -- The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions...
November 25, 2013 - 3:24pm
November 15, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Political reaction changed mind on sex offenders
ST. PAUL -- Politics made him do it. In essence, that is the reason Gov. Mark Dayton gave for putting the brakes on further sex offender releases. “We are facing this decision together,” the Democratic governor said, while blasting House Republicans for not going along...
November 15, 2013 - 2:29pm
November 13, 2013
Dayton suspends sex offender releases
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today temporarily slammed the door on releasing anyone from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, although a judicial panel will continue its consideration of releasing three offenders. Dayton ordered Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson to stop...
November 13, 2013 - 3:27pm
November 12, 2013
Early indicator: Minnesota property taxes headed up
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A preliminary report shows local governments plan to increase property taxes next year. Tuesday’s Minnesota Revenue Department report indicates cities expect to raise taxes 2.1 percent, counties...
November 12, 2013 - 9:47pm
Religious group seeks payday lending regulations
ST. PAUL -- Payday loan companies need more state regulation to keep poor Minnesotans out of a “debt trap,” the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says. “The vast majority of payday borrowers are caught in a trap with the first loan,” the group’s executive director,...
November 12, 2013 - 4:42pm
November 11, 2013
Archbishop promises changes after latest sex abuse report
ST. PAUL -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul Catholic archbishop promises “major changes” in how his diocese deals with priests accused of sex abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt’s comments Monday came after revelation that a Minnesota priest working on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian...
News/crime and courts
November 11, 2013 - 11:12am
October 31, 2013
Ex-lawmaker files suit to stop Senate office building construction
ST. PAUL -- A former Minnesota House member who headed the public works committee is taking the state to court seeking to prevent construction of a new Senate office building. Former Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, announced today that he is filing the suit because the measure...
October 31, 2013 - 11:27am
October 4, 2013
Local DFL slate to hold MNsure forum
Local lawmakers will be holding an informational session this month on the state’s new health insurance exchange program. Sens. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, and Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, will be joined by Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-Cottage Grove. The legislators will present an...
October 4, 2013 - 12:02pm
Vikings stadium panel approves construction
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Vikings football season ticket holders will contribute $100 million toward a new stadium by purchasing seat licenses and...
October 4, 2013 - 9:06am
September 30, 2013
Unsure on MNSure? Questions answered here
Answers to health care exchange questions By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance...
September 30, 2013 - 10:50am
Minnesota's health insurance exchange debuts Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may begin shopping for insurance online Tuesday, as a fundamental part of a new federal health law begins. A majority...
September 30, 2013 - 10:41am
August 25, 2013
New candidate happy to talk to fair visitors
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened. It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this year. And the Farnsworth name is not a draw like “Dayton” or “Klobuchar.” But...
August 25, 2013 - 9:44pm
August 21, 2013
Committee hears that Capitol guns scare some
ST. PAUL -- Gun opponents testified Tuesday that they felt uncomfortable earlier this year when they knew gun advocates were packing in the Capitol, but a key opponent admitted he likely will not win a gun ban. Gun proponents far outnumbered opponents in the meeting, called to...
August 21, 2013 - 8:34am