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Good Question: What Triggers An IRS Audit?

New numbers from the IRS show just 0.86 percent of tax returns are being audited, which is the lowest level since 2004.

02/24/2015

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Walker Proposes $300M In Cuts To University Of Wis. System

Gov. Scott Walker says faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be teaching more classes and doing more work. He made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.

01/28/2015

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Minn. Stands To Lose $90M From Federal Cuts

Minnesota state budget officials say state programs stand to lose $90 million a year in federal funds due to across-the-board spending cuts.

04/05/2013

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FAA To Close 2 Minn. Air Traffic Control Towers

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will close two air traffic control towers in Minnesota because of federal budget cuts.

03/22/2013

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Reality Check: Sequester’s Impact On Minn. Is Lower Than Most

Minnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.

03/01/2013

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Firefighters Blaming Budget Cuts For Injuries

The Walker Community Church fire on May 27 was caused by lightning and injured five firefighters as they fought the blaze.

06/14/2012

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New London To Cut Police Hours

Residents of New London, Minn. will have fewer hours of police protection next year.

12/12/2011

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Penumbra Cancels 2 Shows, Cuts Budget

The Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul announced they are cancelling two productions scheduled for next spring due to budget cuts.

12/06/2011

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Budget Cuts Force SE Minn. Dental Clinic Closing

State budget cuts are forcing a southeast Minnesota dental clinic that serves the needy to close its doors.

10/06/2011

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Minn. Legislature Moves Closer To Special Session

Minnesota lawmakers are working Saturday with less than three days left in the legislative session, as the Capitol fills with demonstrators on gay marriage and budget cuts.

05/21/2011

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Prison Budget Cuts Could Put Public Safety At Risk

The Minnesota Corrections Department says prison budget cuts proposed by Republican majorities in the House and Senate are so deep, public safety is at risk.

04/28/2011

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Money Cut For Minnesota Wolf Management

Congressional budget cuts could jeopardize a federal program that controls wolves that attack or threaten farm animals or pets in Minnesota.

04/13/2011

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Dayton Urged To Stand Firm Against Higher Ed Cuts

Students, faculty and administrators urged Gov. Mark Dayton during a roundtable discussion Wednesday to stand firm against deep cuts in Minnesota higher education.

04/13/2011

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Minn. House Poised To Vote On Deep Health Cuts

The Minnesota House prepared to vote Wednesday on deep cuts to projected health and welfare spending, the last in a lineup of budget bills, as Republicans who run the Legislature finished their opening offer to solve the state’s $5 billion deficit.

04/06/2011

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Minn. House Passes Public Safety Bill With Cuts

A public safety package that would toughen penalties for sex offenders while cutting spending on prisons, legal services, crime victim programs and the state’s anti-discrimination office has cleared the House.

03/31/2011

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Cuts To Health Care, Worker Pay Freeze Pass Senate

A cost-cutting bill that freezes government worker pay for two years, alters state employee health insurance and slices budgets for most agencies has cleared the Minnesota Senate.

03/30/2011

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Deep Cuts For Health, Welfare Programs Pass Senate

A Republican plan to overhaul Minnesota’s health care programs and cut into services for the poor and disabled has cleared the Senate.

03/30/2011

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DNR: Proposed Budget Cuts May Close Parks, Lay Off Workers

Tempers flared at the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday over funding for programs on the environment and natural resources.

03/29/2011

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GOP Bill Cuts Health Care, Disability Services

House Republicans aim to reduce projected health and welfare spending $1.6 billion by cutting services for the disabled and elderly and MinnesotaCare health care while seeking federal permission for more health care cuts.

03/21/2011

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Wis. Schools Face Deep Cuts Under Walker’s Budget

Gov. Scott Walker is plowing ahead with his full plan for balancing Wisconsin’s budget, proposing massive cuts to public schools even as he faces a stalemate over his proposal to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights.

03/02/2011

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Looming Budget Cuts Have ‘U’ Medical School Worried Sick

University of Minnesota’s Medical School took its worries over budget cuts to state lawmakers Tuesday.

03/01/2011

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‘U’ Students Rally At Capitol

Several hundred students from throughout the state are rallying in the capitol as they try to drum up support for higher education funding.

02/22/2011

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AP Source: Dayton Budget Avoids Cutting Local Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will ask lawmakers to spare city and county governments from state payment cuts in hopes of avoiding property tax increases, a Capitol official familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.

02/14/2011

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1st Cuts Won’t Be Deepest In Minn. Budget Debate

Even before Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his first budget on Tuesday, his promised tax increases have slammed into Republican resistance. The GOP is sure to give a much warmer reception to his ideas for cutting spending.

02/13/2011

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Sen. Vote Set For $900M Package Of Budget Cuts

A $900 million package of budget cuts that passed the House is expected to get a vote in the Senate on Thursday.

02/10/2011

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