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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Governor Expects GOP Transportation Plan To Win As Negotiations Begin

Minnesota’s Democratic governor admitted he probably will accept a Republican transportation funding plan he does not like, rural lawmakers said they heard loud and clear during a holiday break that farmers want buffer law changes and ralliers chanted support for the House Democratic leader’s comments critical of white men who did not listen to women…
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3 Counties Foot Bill To Fight State Auditor Lawsuit

It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner says. “It is a bigger issue than just our county,” Commissioner Barry Nelson told a state House committee Wednesday, Feb. 15, but so far a lawsuit by State Auditor Rebecca Otto…
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Minnesota Private Colleges Emphasize Undergrad Research

By Maureen McMullen, Forum News Service A summer in France gave Ruth Sexton a chance to research invasive plants in Minnesota lakes. In Europe, the plants can obstruct waterways and cause ecological issues like low oxygen levels in the water. While the plants also are in Minnesota, they have not caused such problems. Yet. A…
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Success Predicted After Another Legislative Failure

Two failures may equal success. The Minnesota House and Senate failed to pass their public works funding bills, but in the three days lawmakers have left this year, major legislative players expect those defeated bills to be merged into one that funds rail safety, college building repairs, flood prevention and other projects around Minnesota. Optimism…
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