No Powerball Winner, Jackpot May Reach $1.3 BillionNo ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following Saturday night's drawing for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million, lottery officials said, boosting the expected payout for the next drawing to a whopping $1.3 billion.
Officials Project Nearly $1.9 Billion Budget SurplusMinnesota officials project nearly $1.9 billion state budget surplus through June 2017.
Mpls. Exceeds $1B In Permits For 4th Straight YearMinneapolis has again passed the $1 billion mark for approved construction in 2015, the city announced Wednesday.
For The First Time, 1 Billion People Used Facebook In A DayFor the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family.
Minn. Legislature Approves Care Worker Pay HikesThe Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a $11 billion package of spending on health and assistance programs that includes a 5-percent pay increase for nursing home workers.
Petters' Associate Vennes Pleads GuiltyA former associate of convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters has pleaded guilty to lying to investors in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.