Officials: Fiscal Cliff Would Harm Minn. EconomyMinnesota budget officials say the state's economy would be hit hard if President Obama and Congress can't strike a federal debt deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
Water Standard Delayed On Wild Rice IssueEnvironmental groups are upset over a provision in Minnesota's new budget that will delay enforcement of a water quality standard meant to protect the state's wild rice beds.
Lawyers Seek To Block Cuts To Justice SystemWith state government facing a $6.2 billion budget shortfall, Minnesota lawyers are campaigning to protect the justice system from further cuts.
Pawlenty Says He Leaves Minn. With Balanced BudgetDeparting Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he will leave Minnesota with a balanced budget, despite a projected $6.2 billion shortfall facing the state after his term ends.