Minnesotans Want Medicaid To Continue

Kate Swenson says Americans do not understand what Medicaid does. For her family, “Medicaid means my son can live at home,” the Cottage Grove, Minn., said Monday, Sept. 25, as Medicaid advocates gathered in Gov. Mark Dayton’s office to say they worry about a Republican-written bill due to come up soon in the U.S. Senate.…
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Minnesotan Headed To USDA: Dealing With Climate Change A Priority

The Minnesota native who appears about to become deputy U.S. agriculture secretary says one of his priorities is to help farmers and ranchers adapt to changing weather and climate. Steve Censky, who grew up near the southwest Minnesota town of Jackson, did not use the term “climate change,” but in Tuesday, Sept. 19, testimony to…
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Chatter: Minnesotans Working In Wisconsin To Get Credit

Taxpayers will give 24,000 fellow Minnesota residents $8 million for working in Wisconsin. A new law provides Minnesotans tax credits beginning because income taxes they owe to Wisconsin for working there are higher than if they worked in their home state. On agreement  between the states, known as tax reciprocity, used to do the same,…
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Water Quality Remains A Minnesota Problem

The governor called for making the Minnesota River “fishable and swimmable” within 10 years. That was then-Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson 25 years ago. The river is in the southern half of Minnesota where scientists still say much of the water should not be used for fishing or recreation. While the southwest faces the most water…
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Whiteout Front Page Draws Attention To Local News’ Importance

Ann Daley needs to know the “full skinny” about what is happening in her community. So she turns to her local newspaper for everything from city council decisions to where there is a taco feed. “It is local events that I like to know about,” the 86-year-old woman said about what she has found in…
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