Fast food workers and their supporters here in Minnesota and more than 100 cities across the country are holding a day of protests.
Minnesota is weeks away from having the nation’s sixth highest tax on cigarettes when the new $2.83-a-pack charge kicks in. The Minnesota Department of Revenue on Thursday put a finer point on tax changes the Legislature approved in May. Increases in tobacco taxes were key parts of a new state budget.
Another day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.
Despite Minnesota’s snowy and icy winters, the State’s highways have been ranked as the No. 2 safest in the nation.
The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions.
It’s the first of its kind report and it finds that Minnesota leads the nation in the way it cares for its elderly.