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.
Outside downtown office buildings, many smokers didn’t want to talk about the possibility of a tax that will push a lot of cigarettes into the $8-a-pack range. Dan Jones says the tax may be the push he needs “It’s a tax on something that you don’t need… I’m ok with it actually “Jones said. “Who knows, maybe it will finally give me the motivation I need to stop doing it.”
More hearings are scheduled in Washington this week as Members of Congress continue investigating the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.
In a congressional hearing into revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups, one congressman pounced on the agency’s fired chief’s insistence that the targeting was not politically motivated.
A new tip has led police to reopen one of the Twin Cities’ most notorious unsolved murder cases: Anne Barber Dunlap, who was a successful young executive at Pillsbury found murdered in the trunk of her car at a Kmart parking lot in 1996.
There are still a lot of questions after Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau held a press conference on last Friday’s deadly events in Uptown.
WCCO-TV has learned that a key piece of evidence in the Jacob Wetterling abduction was never saved.
On Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.
In early 2012, a public policy poll found that 50 percent of Minnesotans surveyed favored a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and only 40 percent said they opposed the amendment.
The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.
Gov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.
With snow on the ground in many areas, it’s hard to think about growing fresh vegetables. But across the Upper Midwest CSA farms are not only thinking about it, they are planting.
The democrats may be in control at the state Capitol but they certainly cannot agree on how to solve the state’s budget problems.
As the debate on gay marriage continues at the Minnesota capitol, there are signs that Republican opposition to legalizing same sex unions is eroding.
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