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Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter Pensions

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.

04/04/2013

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Special Education Costs Vex Minn. School Districts

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.

03/06/2013

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Good Question: Repair Your Car, Or Replace It?

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?

02/28/2013

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State Questioning Xcel’s Bill Increase

The state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.

02/28/2013

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What To Do With Fading Shoes: Repair Or Buy New?

Winter is sloppy and hard on our clothes — especially shoes. Salt beats up on leather, as soles break or come apart.

02/27/2013

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Soldier & Wife Headed To President’s Inaugural Ball

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.

01/18/2013

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Comparing Thanksgiving Meal Prices As Costs Rise

When every penny counts for many families, the cost of Thanksgiving doesn’t leave many people “thankful.”

11/13/2012

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Dayton, Vikings Tussle Over Stadium Seat Fees

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.

11/13/2012

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State Wants Its Cut Of Fair-Goers Parking On Lawns

The Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.

10/26/2012

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Increase In Airport Parking Fees Passed To Consumers

The Metropolitan Airports Commission raised fees to off-site parking companies and they, in turn, are passing that cost on to us.

02/07/2012

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General Mills 2Q Profit Falls On Higher Costs

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.

12/20/2011

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Corps Says New Plan For Diversion Will Save Money

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the cost for building a Red River diversion channel around Fargo is going down.

12/08/2011

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Glance: Occupy Protests’ Cost To 18 US Cities

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.

11/23/2011

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The Cost Of Safety

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!

09/05/2011

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Public Vs. Private College: The Cost

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.

08/17/2011

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