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Universities Cut Costs By Focusing Offerings

Funding cuts from cash-strapped legislatures across the country are prompting state universities to raise tuition, but some public institutions are trying to buck the trend.

07/24/2012

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Minn. Senators Troubled Over Costs In Sex Scandal

With taxpayers already out nearly $85,000, Minnesota senators voiced concern Wednesday about fast-growing legal bills connected to a sex scandal that toppled the GOP’s majority leader and a powerful aide.

06/20/2012

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AC Repair Costs Up Due To Dwindling Supply Of Freon

It may be hard to keep your cool when you hear just how much it’ll cost you to repair your air conditioning if it breaks this summer.

06/07/2012

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$628K Sought For MN Redistricting Costs

The Minnesota court panel that settled the latest round of political redistricting is now being asked to cover more than $628,000 in legal bills for the Democrats, Republicans and citizens who joined the lawsuit.

05/15/2012

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Don’t Go Broke Over Prom This Year

Prom is right around the corner for many Minnesota teens. But it’s a big financial commitment for parents.

04/19/2012

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Minn. Shutdown Costs Put At Nearly $60M

Minnesota budget officials said Tuesday that a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren’t paid to state employees.

11/22/2011

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State Report To Tally Price Of Minn. Shutdown

Was Minnesota’s 20-day government shutdown a money saver or budget drain?

11/21/2011

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Rising Cost Of Peanut Butter Creating A Sticky Situation

Families have been dealing with higher prices for milk and corn, and now a kid-favorite is going to get a lot more expensive. The price of peanut butter could rise as much as 40 percent by next month.

10/12/2011

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Study: Child Care In Minn. Among Most Expensive

Minnesota ranks among the least affordable states for child care, according to a new national study, and those high prices coupled with the recession have resulted in more parents receiving state subsidies for the service.

10/10/2011

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Minn. Squeezes Counties For Sexual Predator Costs

The spiraling cost of confining Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders after prison is forcing state lawmakers to confront a once politically untouchable program. But they’re doing so by sticking counties with a bigger bill.

08/09/2011

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State Fair Ticket Prices Go Up $1 For 2011

It’ll cost you a little more to get into the great Minnesota get-together this year.

08/09/2011

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Minn. GOP Still Owes Counties For 2010 Recount

At least three Minnesota counties say they’re still waiting for the state Republican party to reimburse them for recount-related costs from about six months ago. Party officials are asking for patience.

06/01/2011

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Wis. Students May Pay More To Attend UMinn.

It may cost Wisconsin college students more money to attend college in Minnesota under a proposal backed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

03/31/2011

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Vikings Stadium Push Is Rural-Urban Struggle

If the Minnesota Vikings get public money for a new stadium, it’s a good bet support will come from rural Minnesota lawmakers whose constituents aren’t likely to be stuck with the bill.

03/13/2011

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Good Question: How Much Has MN Spent On Stadiums?

With all the teams asking for public money, how much has Minnesota spent on stadiums since the Metrodome was built?

02/01/2011

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