Good Question: Why Is Child Care So Expensive?We love them to death, but any parent knows, it's expensive to raise a child. New numbers from the USDA estimate the cost to raise a boy or girl born in 2012 is $241,080 – up 2.6 percent from two years ago.
Pricier Pack Has Smokers Flooding Quitplan Services 4-FoldDoctors have been searching for years for a solution to help people quit smoking, and now one factor has helped significantly -- the cost. In the first week of Minnesota's new higher tax on cigarettes, nearly 2,500 Minnesotans visited the Quitplan Services website and 400 people called the hotline for help in quitting.
Church Billed For Thousands By F-Rated BusinessMonth after month, a Twin Cities church has been billed for stuff workers say they never ordered. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove has paid thousands of dollars to an office supply company.
2 Boston Parking Spots Go For $560KParking can be very expensive in metro areas, but you won't believe how much one woman was willing to pay. Two parking spots were being auctioned off in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, after they were seized by the IRS for back taxes.
Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100KThere was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
MN Gas Prices Still The Nation's Most ExpensiveAnother day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.
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