Seniors Say Even Small Social Security Savings Worthwhile

Emmy Treichal says $201 more a year would mean a lot to her. “I would save it,” the 89-year-old St. Paul resident said. “I always have a project I am saving for.” That $201 will be the average amount of income taxes Social Security recipients in Minnesota will save under a new law that reduces…
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Estate Tax May Be One Factor In Minnesotans’ Moves

Mark Sellner sat in Sarasota Springs, Fla., where it was 91 degrees and partly cloudy, with 56 percent humidity. There was a zero percent chance of state estate taxes. In Plymouth, Minn., which he left less than a year ago, the temperature at the same time was 74, with sunny skies and 30 percent humidity.…
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Chatter: Trump Biofuel Decision Draws Mixed Reaction

Minnesotans in Congress generally applauded the Trump administration’s announcement about the amount of biofuels that must be produced, although it cut requirements for advanced fuels and kept them constant for corn-based ethanol. While many news stories painted the preliminary plan as good for farmers, Reuters news service said: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed total…
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Castile Family, Dayton Want Citizens Involved In Police Training

Average Minnesotans should be involved in training police officers to deal with tense racial situations, Gov. Mark Dayton says as $12 million heads to police departments across the state. “It is only by them coming together and working together and recognizing the common cause we all have” that the new training program will be successful,…
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No Room For Dayton At The Inn, But Plenty Of Room For Fish

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton could not land a motel room for his Saturday, July 9 fishing trip, but he hopes to reel in a bass. And maybe a muskie. “I tried to get a hotel, motel reservation for tomorrow night, and they were booked,” Dayton told reporters Thursday. “So, that’s a good sign.” Without a…
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