Good Question: Where Does Money From Government Fines Go?Takata Corporation copped to mishandling a defect</a> that killed at least eight people and left others -- including a Minnesota woman -- blind. The government hands out billions in fines every year, but where does that money go?
Steeper Fines For Texting And Driving Coming This WeekendA new law will hit Minnesota drivers in their wallets if they text and drive. Starting Saturday, drivers could face a $225 fine for texting behind the wheel.
Budget Fine Print: More Fines For Texting Drivers, Park FeesGetting caught texting while driving could carry a steeper fine. Entrance fees at Minnesota state parks would rise slightly to pay for upkeep. Meat, poultry, canning and other food-production plants would be more likely to come under inspection thanks to beefed-up budgets.
Judge Won't Block Honeywell's Health Screening RequirementsA federal judge in Minneapolis denied a request from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to temporarily block Honeywell's new health program. The program requires Honeywell employees to undergo health screenings such as measuring blood pressure and cholesterol, or else face a fine of up to $4,000.
Honeywell Facing Lawsuit Over Health TestsTwo Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.
‘No-Wake’ Restrictions On Several MN Lakes If you're planning on hitting the water this weekend, try not to make any waves. No-wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes because of the high water. On Prior Lake, a wall of sandbags is all that stands between the lake and several neighborhoods.
Wis. Anglers Caught Way Over The Limit In NDFive Wisconsin men face significant fines after North Dakota Game and Fish say they were over their limit of walleyes by 110 fish. A call to a poacher tip line led wardens to the men, who'd been staying and fishing on Devils Lake.
Good Question 'Reply All': Robin Eggs, Fine Money & Dog SmellToni Lynn from North St. Paul asked: Why are robin eggs blue? According to DNR bird expert Carol Henderson, the pigments in the blood of the mom robin are embedded into the egg shell as the egg passes through the oviduct before it's laid.
Fines Reach Nearly $3K In Sunfish Over-Limit CaseLittle sunfish can be expensive -- for anglers who keep more than their limits. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says four men recently pleaded guilty and paid fines of about $740 each for sunfish over-limits.
Fine Those Floppers!
Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Hot Dogs, Fines & Lawn WateringThere have been a lot of drug companies getting hit with colossal fines lately and that got Katie from Minneapolis wondering: Where does the fine money go?
Minn. GOP, Former Chairman Face Fines Over RecountCampaign finance regulators have fined the Minnesota Republican Party, former chairman Tony Sutton and a separate corporation over the financing of recount in the 2010 governor's race.
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