Starting Monday, Minnesota’s tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Month after month, a Twin Cities church has been billed for stuff workers say they never ordered. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove has paid thousands of dollars to an office supply company.
If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.
There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was court side on Tuesday in Minneapolis, watching Monica Wright of the Lynx take on Connecticut. Durant calls Oklahoma City his “home” and said he drives through the city most affected by Monday’s massive tornado damage – Moore – all the time.
Another day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.
On average, nearly 120,000 people are ticketed for speeding in the seven-county metro area each year. We spent months crunching the numbers and discovered your chance of getting caught varies greatly from city to city.
The Minnesota Vikings have wrapped up an agreement with the University of Minnesota to play their home games at TCF Bank Stadium while the new Vikings stadium is being built. And it’s going to cost them. The Vikings will pay the university $250,000 for every game and up to an additional $50,000 in concession and advertising revenue.
Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.
Minnesota’s legislative auditor says fast-rising special education costs are hampering the ability of school districts to reach other education goals, such as reducing class sizes.
It’s a common dilemma: your car is over 100,000 miles and you need an expensive repair. When does it make sense to repair the car and when does it make more sense to just give up?
The state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.
Winter is sloppy and hard on our clothes — especially shoes. Salt beats up on leather, as soles break or come apart.
Staff Sgt. Dan Westby and his wife have been invited to the President’s Inaugural Ball, but tight finances have the once-in-a-lifetime trip in limbo.
When every penny counts for many families, the cost of Thanksgiving doesn’t leave many people “thankful.”
Gov. Mark Dayton is fired up after hearing the Minnesota Vikings are considering seat licensing fees to help pay their portion of the new stadium.
The Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission raised fees to off-site parking companies and they, in turn, are passing that cost on to us.
General Mills is reporting that net income slipped 28 percent in the second quarter, pressured by rising costs and some charges, but revenue jumped by double digits.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the cost for building a Red River diversion channel around Fargo is going down.
In the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans has cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, such as cleanup and sanitation, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press.
Ever wondered what the cost of keeping America safe has been since 9/11? The Daily Beast has a rundown for you. Check it out!
Often the first decision in the college application process is whether to go to a public or private college. So what to choose? Public or private? The answer isn’t as simple as the question.
Ever think your luggage doesn’t weigh as much as the scale says? You might be right. GMA did some investigating.
A rally is happening Thursday at the Minnesota State Capitol over the effect Alzheimer’s disease could have on the state’s future budget. Activists say if the state doesn’t prepare for this, costs from Alzheimer’s could reach $10 billion in 20 years.