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Leaders Urge Caution On Spending State Budget Surplus

Talk of tax cuts has followed word that Minnesota’s budget will run up a $1 billion surplus. Top Democrats and Republicans separately raised the prospect Thursday of giving tax breaks with a portion of the surplus. The first dose could come soon in the next session as lawmakers weigh whether to match up Minnesota’s deductions and credits more closely with those at the federal level.

12/04/2014

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For Rural Broadband Boosters, $20M Makes A Start

Supporters of expanded broadband in rural Minnesota are claiming a victory as the Legislature appears ready to set aside $20 million for their cause. A supplemental budget bill that includes the money could be voted on as early as Friday.

05/15/2014

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Minnesota Pushes Fast Broadband Service To Hinterlands

The high-speed Internet capability that’s an afterthought in big cities and regional centers is spreading ever deeper into the nation’s countryside. It has been nudged along by billions in federal stimulus dollars and state efforts to expand a key amenity for both quality of life and business competitiveness.

11/30/2013

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Minn. Picks Top Broadband Officer

Minnesota has a new boss of broadband. Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Cook County’s Danna MacKenzie is the first executive director for the Office of Broadband Development, a division created last spring.

11/26/2013

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Timberwolves Games Headed To WCCO Radio

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new radio home. Starting with the 2011-12 season, fans will be able to tune into the Wolves games on NewsRadio 830 WCCO.

04/05/2011

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Best Buy To Sell Access To New Wireless Network

LightSquared, a company that’s building a new nationwide wireless broadband network, says Best Buy will resell access to that network, starting with a trial early next year.

03/23/2011

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St. Cloud Upholds Residential Pig Ban

A St. Cloud family will have to give up their potbellied pig Looie, as the City Council has decided to uphold the ban on the animals.

03/15/2011

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Minn. Writes Report On Statewide Broadband Access

The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the nonprofit group Connect Minnesota are set to present a new report Thursday that will serve as the roadmap for expanding high-speed Internet access in the state.

02/24/2011

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Minnesota Lags Behind Goal For High-Speed Internet

A new state report shows that Minnesota still has a ways to go to meet the Legislature’s ambitious goals for access to high-speed Internet connections.

01/04/2011

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