Minnesota legislative leaders appear to have reached a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage. No details have been announced, but top lawmakers called a news conference for Monday morning to discuss an agreement.
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise stamp prices again. It could soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The post office said the 3 cent price hike is a last resort to deal with extreme financial challenges.
Starting Monday, Minnesota’s tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Many Minnesota cities and counties will see a big bump in their state aid, and for that they’re being required to tamp down property taxes.
Minnesota’s No. 1 in the nation, in a category few are rejoicing over. The Twin Cities’ average price for gas is the most expensive in the nation at $4.32 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Chicago is second ($4.28), Honolulu is third ($4.25) and Santa Barbara is fourth ($4.17).
As gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.
“When did that happen?” is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.
The state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.
A 21-year-old Arizona State University student from Minnesota who went missing on solo hike has been found Sunday evening, according to authorities.
It takes a lot of poles, plants and power lines to satisfy Minnesota’s demand for electricity. Xcel Energy has been meeting that challenge for decades.
If you’re filling up today be warned: it’s gonna hurt. Twin Cities gas prices rose 10 cents overnight, to an average of $3.89 for a gallon of regular.
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.
Students at St. Cloud State University have approved an athletic fee increase, saving Husky football and other sports.