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Ordinance No. 1083
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Abatement Request
Notice of Public Hearing for April 7, 2015
Data: March 26, 2015
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March 3, 2015
GOP pushes tax relief on Social Security, veterans benefits
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt said last week that Republicans would consider tax exemptions for Social Security and veterans benefits as part of their plan to give back more than $900 million of the projected state budget surplus. On Tuesday, lawmakers examined...
March 3, 2015 - 8:58pm
Nuclear power moratorium debate returns
ST. PAUL — The owner of Minnesota's nuclear power plants has no plans to build a new one, but wants flexibility to do it if needed. A state law bans nuclear plant construction. It is time to give Minnesota utilities the ability to consider a new nuclear plant, said Sen. Mary...
March 3, 2015 - 8:47pm
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota legislator has invited two Wisconsin businesses to set up shop west of the border after they testified against Wisconsin “right to work” legislation that is expected to pass Thursday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, sent letters to the firms after...
March 3, 2015 - 8:45pm
March 2, 2015
All roads lead to the Capitol
WORTHINGTON — Five students from the Worthington Area Learning Center spent last Wednesday at the Capitol for MAAP Stars Legislative Day. The annual event is designed to make legislators aware of alternative learning programs and their function. According to ALC teacher Anne...
March 2, 2015 - 7:59pm
Letter: Dayton's roads and bridges plan deserves support
By Richard G. Andert, Slayton A majority of Minnesota’s roads are more than 50 years old, and in the next three years one in five will pass its useful life. Forty percent of our bridges are 40 years old or older. And in the next 10 years, most will be past their useful life. Gov....
opinion / letters
March 2, 2015 - 5:01pm
March 1, 2015
Minnesota, Wisconsin ponder reciprocity renewal
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans and Wisconsinites who live in one state but work in the other have some reason to hope they will be able to resume filing a single state income tax return as early as next year. In separate interviews, Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly and...
March 1, 2015 - 8:51pm
February 27, 2015
Some Minnesota highways will get higher speed limits
ST. PAUL — Speed limits on some northern and western Minnesota highways will be getting an increase, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says. About 340 miles of two-lane highways will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph. The changes come as part of a 2014 legislative mandate...
February 27, 2015 - 9:49pm
Large surplus equals big dispute at Capitol
DON DAVIS Forum News Service ST. PAUL — One of the largest budget surpluses in Minnesota history quickly turned into a big-time, and familiar, dispute about what to do with it: spend it or turn a large part of it into tax cuts. Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow Democratic legislators...
news / politics
February 27, 2015 - 9:46pm
February 26, 2015
Creativity pays off: Arts have whopping economic impact on region, state
WORTHINGTON — It may be easy to disregard one classical guitarist or a single ballet troupe, but it’s much harder to ignore $1.2 billion. That’s the staggering amount 1,269 arts and cultural organizations contribute annually to the state’s economy, as detailed in a new study...
February 26, 2015 - 9:22pm
Dentists not smiling over payments from state
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota dentists pay money out of their own pockets to care for poor patients because, they say, the state pays them too little. Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, and some of the state’s 4,000 dentists launched a campaign Thursday to let the public know that...
news / politics
February 26, 2015 - 9:15pm
Column: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
By ERIC FISHER and DAN DORMAN Recognizing an opportunity to expand, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO conducted a study in 2010 to explore where that growth should occur. Ultimately, it decided to expand North American tractor production in the community where it had resided...
opinion / columns
February 26, 2015 - 8:56pm
February 25, 2015
Bill would allow easier path to appoint county officials
DON DAVIS Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A few Minnesota counties annually seek legislative approval to turn elected offices into appointed ones. Now, a bill making its way through legislative committees would give county commissions and the public a new way to decide if the...
news / politics
February 25, 2015 - 9:53pm
Paying for telemedicine required under Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL — Forcing insurance companies to pay for telemedicine appointments could bring specialized health care to all parts of Minnesota, hospital officials and lawmakers say. While some health insurance policies already pay for telemedicine, the use of technology to allow a distance...
news / politics
February 25, 2015 - 9:51pm
February 24, 2015
GOP pushes $445M plan to boost schools
ST. PAUL — After criticizing plans by Minnesota DFLers to spend as much as $500 million on new education programs, Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled an education spending plan of their own. The GOP proposal would spend about $445 million in the coming two-year budget...
news / education
February 24, 2015 - 9:32pm
More Minnesota kids getting diplomas
ST. PAUL — Three in four St. Paul Public Schools students earned high school diplomas on time last year as the school district and Minnesota saw gains across all ethnic groups. Four-year graduation rates grew to 75.6 percent from 73.3 percent in St. Paul and to 81.2 percent from...
February 24, 2015 - 8:53pm