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MN Among States Least-Dependent On Fed Government

Taking into account returns on taxpayer investment, how much each state receives in federal funding, and the ratio of federal employees, WalletHub ranked Minnesota third on its list of states least-dependent on the federal government.

March 27, 2014

Conservative Group Hits The Airwaves Against Franken

The $250,000 ad buy looks to tie Senator Al Franken to a rule proposed by the IRS last fall to define how much “social welfare” groups can spend on political activities.

March 27, 2014

Dayton: Chances for medical marijuana study 'slim and none'

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested...

March 25, 2014

New online instant gambling a winner, lottery director says

Weeks after launching its online instant gambling program, the Minnesota Lottery has declared it a success, with daily sales totaling as much as $3,500. MPR News quotes Minnesota Lottery Director...

March 25, 2014

Minnesota Senate to vote on e-cigarette indoor smoking ban

The full Minnesota Senate will consider a bill to regulate the growing e-cigarette industry. The Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill on Monday that would classify electronic cigarettes in the...

March 24, 2014

State goes after mortgage company accused of misleading veterans

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken legal action against the Mortgage Investors Corp., which it calls a “scam mortgage company.” In a press release issued Monday, the...

March 24, 2014

Target data breach the movie? Blogger who broke story focus of cyber thriller

A movie could be made about the massive data breach that affected Target last fall, according to media reports. Cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs was the first one to report on Target’s data...

March 23, 2014

Two former investment agents accused of swindling elderly clients

Two former employees of Ameriprise Financial Services are accused of defrauding elderly clients and their former employer of more than $930,000, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce...

March 19, 2014

'Baby bills' open the door a crack for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy a case of beer or a bottle of booze on a Sunday in Minnesota anytime soon, but the ban on Sunday liquor sales might be lifted for tap rooms and the...

March 19, 2014

Local Businessman Convicted For Tax Evasion

While leading a local company called NatureRich, Michael Schlegel, with the help of a co-conspirator, allegedly attempted to conceal at least $3 million in gross income from the Internal Revenue Service.

March 19, 2014

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