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Minnesotans Get 2nd-Smallest Portion Of Their Taxes Back

Minnesota taxpayers recoup less than 10 percent of the individual income taxes they contribute, whereas Mississippians get back more than 30 percent.

April 02, 2014

Unpause: Department of Revenue gives go-ahead to file taxes

Tax forms and filing programs have been updated – the Department of Revenue says Minnesotans should start doing their taxes now. Our software and software of all certified tax software vendors has...

April 02, 2014

Minnesota legislators hope state can benefit from ND's oil boom

A proposed study would look at how Minnesota can use North Dakota’s oil boom for its own benefit. North Dakota was second in the nation in oil production in 2013, behind Texas, according to...

April 02, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton, Lawmakers Agree To Boost Pay For Care Workers

The $14 million provision included in Governor Mark Dayton’s budget funds the equivalent of about 218 full-time employees in the Department of Human Services.

April 02, 2014

MN Business Leaders Identify Their Legislative Priorities

In a recent poll, Minnesota business leaders identified the issues they'd prefer to see lawmakers address this session.

April 01, 2014

Busy phone lines, clogged website cap MNsure's 1st public foray

Whether it was at the call center or in person, MNsure staff were flooded with requests for help Monday – the deadline to have health insurance under the recent health care reforms, or face a...

April 01, 2014

Project to revitalize St. Paul's East Side nears completion

Phase one to revitalize a St. Paul neighborhood is almost complete. The $14 million, 40,000-square-foot Arlington Hills Community Center, which features the new Arlington Hills Library and...

March 31, 2014

Possibilities: City leaders unveil potential for future of St. Paul

Possibilities. That’s what St. Paul city leaders stressed as they unveiled drawings of what they hope the city’s future could look like. St. Paul has built a strong foundation for...

March 29, 2014

MNsure's interim CEO to testify before U.S. House committee

MNsure’s interim CEO Scott Leitz is one of several representatives of troubled state health insurance exchanges that has been invited to testify before the U.S. House Oversight Committee...

March 28, 2014

WalletHub Map

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

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