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Good Question: How Does MN Decide Car Tabs Fees?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average Minnesota driver pays $125 per year to register his or her car. But some of us pay much more, and some of us pay much less. So, when Joel Tracy of St. Paul found out his daughter paid almost $400 her new minivan’s tags, he was surprised. He had only paid $41 for his 2002 Tahoe. “I thought she stuttered,” Tracy said. According to Bruce Gordon, the director of communications for the Department of Public Safety, the car tabs fees are set by the state legislature.

09/09/2013

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Outrage Over New Comcast Fee Hike Has Politicians, Regulators Involved

A notice from Comcast — also known as XFINITY — of a new fee is prompting outrage and confusion.

02/20/2013

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Minn. Senate Racks Up $5K More In Brodkorb Bills

The Minnesota Senate’s latest legal bill in an ongoing lawsuit by ex-employee Michael Brodkorb totals nearly $6,000.

02/15/2013

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Minn. Fee On Tardy Taxpayers Stays Steady In 2013

Tardy taxpayers won’t see their Minnesota late fees rise in 2013. The Department of Revenue says that the interest rate on delinquent taxes will remain at 3 percent next year.

11/29/2012

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Dayton: Vikings Weren’t Forthright About Seat Fees

Gov. Mark Dayton is not retreating from his vow to fight the Minnesota Vikings if they try to charge new big fees to season ticket holders to help fund the new football stadium.

11/15/2012

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Dayton Signs Bill Hiking Hunting, Fishing Fees

It will soon cost more to get hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday to boost a range of fees with the money going to bolster wildlife resource management.

05/03/2012

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Bud Grant Favors Hike In Hunting, Fishing License Fees

Former Minnesota Vikings hall of fame coach and outdoor enthusiast Bud Grant testified Tuesday before Senate Natural Resources Committee in favor of a bill that would raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

03/13/2012

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What’s Cheaper: Shipping Bags Or Checking Them?

Airline travelers tend to carry-on about baggage fees these days. Airlines like Delta and American charge $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second, for domestic flights.

03/01/2012

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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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State Inspects Luggage Scales At Wis. Airports

The state has checked the luggage scales at Wisconsin airports and the bags are likely being weighed properly.

12/21/2011

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Good Question: Why Are Successful Banks Raising Fees?

Wells Fargo is imposing a $3 monthly debit card fee for customers in five states, a move that comes after Bank of America increased its debit-card fees to $5 a month. So, why are banks raising fees even after reporting record quarterly profits?

10/20/2011

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ATM Fees Are Lower In Minnesota Than Most Cities

A national study finds that consumers are facing higher banking fees but those fees are lower in the Twin Cities than in most other cities.

09/26/2011

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Appeals Court Upholds Denial In Debit Fee Case

A judge was correct in denying a preliminary injunction against the Federal Reserve seeking to prevent debit card transaction fee limits from taking effect, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

06/29/2011

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Uncomfortable Seats, Fees Are Why People Aren’t Flying

The cost of plane tickets may be pretty expensive right now, but that’s not the main reason people aren’t flying.

05/11/2011

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Airline Passengers Get Refunds, More Rights

Airline passengers are getting a little more help from the federal government when it comes to their rights, and it all started a few years ago on a tarmac in Rochester, Minn.

04/20/2011

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