Minnesota budget officials said Tuesday that a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren’t paid to state employees.
An economist says an August economic survey in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests slow to no growth in the region, but not a return to recession.
Concerns over chemicals and kids are nothing new. You can now find BPA-free bottles and cups just about everywhere you go, but there are still other hazards to watch for.
Security at the Minnesota Capitol and surrounding buildings should be improved, said a report released Friday that avoided taking a position on the much debated issue of whether to add metal detectors.