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Good Question: When Does A Bill Go Into Collection?

A new study out Tuesday showed that more than 35 percent of Americans owe money to collections agencies. In most cases, it’s from falling behind on credit cards, medical bills, or student loans.

07/29/2014

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Bills Would Honor Late Minnesota US Rep. Oberstar

Minnesota congressional members have introduced bills to honor the late U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The legislation would rename the Chisholm (CHIS’-uhm) Post Office and portions of Highways 35 and 61 in Oberstar’s memory. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who now holds Oberstar’s seat, introduced the bipartisan bill. Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz signed on as sponsors.

06/27/2014

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President Obama To Spend A Day With Minn. Woman

For one Minnesota woman, President Obama’s trip to Minnesota this week has extra-special significance. St. Anthony resident Rebekah Erler wrote a letter to the president last March. And to her surprise, he’s responding in person.

06/25/2014

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Dayton Has Until May 30 To Decide On Last Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the clock. He has until May 30 to dispense with the remaining bills lawmakers sent him upon adjourning their legislative session.

05/19/2014

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2-25-14 Senator Tom Bakk Joins The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Senate Majority Leader talks with Dave about the start of another session. Click the above link to hear the highlights …..

02/25/2014

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Cold Stretches Inflate Energy Bills

Being warm and comfortable in your home this winter could come with a higher price. Greater energy usage translates to bigger bills. Xcel Energy customers used about 29 percent more natural gas this past December than in December 2012. Customers used about 19 percent more natural gas than expected for December.

01/14/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Give Taste Of 2014 Session Bills

Lawmakers itching to get their proposals in the pipeline have filed them ahead of the 2014 session.

01/13/2014

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Glitch Adds Extra $1,000 On Some U Of M Students’ Bill

Some University of Minnesota students are facing some unexpected charges, while the U said it will soon have it all straightened out. The university said a programming glitch added $1,000 to 1,800 students’ bills for the semester.

09/10/2013

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Nationwide, MN’s No. 2 In Wind Power

For generations of farmers, having a wind mill was a dependable way to pump water for their livestock. Now it’s rare to drive Minnesota’s rural roads and see the old steel structures still turning in the breeze. But there’s a good chance what you will see instead is a taller structure spinning with three blades.

08/06/2013

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Mother Asks For Money For Irresponsible Daughter

Mother wants you to pay for her daughter’s medical bills. The daughter jumped off a roof and broke her feet.

06/05/2013

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Dayton Privately Re-Signing A Handful Of Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton is holding a series of private events where he ceremonially “signs” bills from the recently finished legislative session. Dayton held several ceremonies Tuesday and plans a handful more Wednesday.

06/05/2013

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Minn. Session ’13: What Got Done, What Didn’t

Minnesota state lawmakers promised when the legislative session began that their top priority was setting a new state budget. To that end, they produced a $38.3 billion two-year spending plan that hikes taxes on top income earners and on cigarettes, and distributes hefty spending increases to public schools, freezes tuition at state colleges and steers new money to job-creation programs.

05/21/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To Wire

The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year, $38 billion budget were falling into place Sunday as state lawmakers clocked long hours and held a succession of late-night debates at the Capitol.

05/19/2013

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Jordana’s Blog: Spring Cleaning

I love cleaning. Not toilets or ovens, but my closet, yes. Usually when I tell my friends I’m about to embark on this endeavor, they get nervous. Because my closet (and yours) is the physical manifestation of what’s going on in my head and heart.

04/02/2013

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Bills Reach 1st Cut Line In Minn. Legislature

Deadline day has arrived in the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers have been cramming in committee hearings all week to hear as many proposals as possible.

03/15/2013

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