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Report: Twin Cities Weddings Cost More Than National Average

A new report breaks down the amount the average American couple spends on their wedding day — and the result may make eloping sound like a pretty good plan.

04/29/2014

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Reality Check: Lawmakers Getting Paid Over Spring Break?

Minnesota lawmakers haven’t had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem — up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.

04/16/2014

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Gov. Dayton Under Fire For Trip On State-Owned Plane

Minnesota’s independent State Auditor said Gov. Mark Dayton broke a law when he took a political trip with a campaign staffer on the state-owned plane. While the Office of Legislative Auditor said Dayton broke a law, the report also admits that the law is very vague.

01/16/2014

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Don’t Neglect End-Of-Year Tax Write Offs

In the midst of the holidays, taxes are likely the last thing on the minds of most people. But maybe they shouldn’t be. From selling a car to buying energy efficient windows, there are ways to get money back before 2013 comes to an end. And there may be a few extra tax deductions that most people don’t even know about, according to Jeff Bergerson of Bergerson Tax Services in St. Paul. The Energy Efficient Credit is a major one.

12/23/2013

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Minn. Senate Cuts Daily Expenses $50K In Session

A push to curb lawmakers’ daily expense payments yielded savings in the Republican-controlled Senate this session.

06/08/2011

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MN Company Helps Families Pay For Medical Expenses

Healthcare costs can break any family, no matter how much they make. But a Minnesota company is offering thousands of dollars in help to middle-class families. However, few Minnesotans are taking advantage of it.

04/11/2011

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‘U’ Professors Charged With Fraud For Being On 2 Payrolls

Two Georgia Tech professors face fraud charges after prosecutors accused them of being on the payrolls of two universities at the same time.

03/09/2011

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