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Reality Check: The Cost Of The Mpls. Super Bowl

Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.

05/23/2014

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MN Revenue Department: File Your Taxes Now

Minnesota Department of Revenue officials have a message for taxpayers who haven’t filed their returns. The department says the new tax cuts are good to go, and taxpayers should file now. Those cuts were passed just a couple of weeks ago by lawmakers, and thousands of Minnesotans could benefit. A couple of weeks ago, the revenue department made a very unusual appeal, urging Minnesotans to wait to file their tax returns so it could re-calibrate its computers and re-write tax forms for the new cuts.

04/02/2014

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Tax Chief Warns Tax Bill Delay Has Consequences

Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans said Tuesday his agency is fast approaching an internal deadline for alerting income tax preparers and software vendors of new tax breaks that filers might qualify for this year.

03/18/2014

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Amazon Drops Minn. Affiliate Bloggers To Avoid Tax

Minnesota bloggers who push products for Amazon say a new law could run them out of business. In order to avoid paying millions in sales tax to the state, Amazon sent notice to its Minnesota bloggers that they will soon be kicked out of a program that pays them for connecting people to the online retailer.

06/18/2013

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Reality Check: E-Pull Tab Revenue Projections

There’s a lot of revisionist history going on at the Capitol about those pulltab revenue projections — numbers that Gov. Mark Dayton says no one knew were wildly inflated.

03/27/2013

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Senate Confirms 5 More Commissioners

The state Senate on Thursday confirmed five more members of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet, but not without a brief fight from Republicans.

02/07/2013

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Dayton Offers List Of Services To Be Taxed

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration says it will release an “exhaustive” list later Thursday identifying precisely what would be subject to an expanded sales tax.

01/24/2013

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Police Search Envy Nightclub For Alleged Tax Fraud

Police executed a search warrant at the Envy Nightclub in downtown Minneapolis Friday with probable cause for various alleged tax fraud violations.

08/31/2012

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Good Question: Why Are We Still Paying Taxes?

When you join a health club, and it shuts down, you don’t have to keep paying your monthly fee. But when the state of Minnesota shuts down, we keep paying our income and sales taxes. Why?

07/11/2011

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Dayton’s Top Tax Collector Starts Job In Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head state tax collections starts full-time on Wednesday, 12 days before taxes are due.

04/06/2011

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New Minn. Revenue Commissioner Reports For Duty

An agency commissioner that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton hired long ago is officially starting the job.

04/03/2011