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August 16, 2013
Make school shopping less taxing
Hitting the sales and relying on hand-me-down clothes are some options for pinching pennies when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But there's another place to save money some people might overlook — your income taxes.
August 16, 2013 - 3:47pm
May 23, 2013
Lawmakers pump $485 million more into schools
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats say new money they are putting into education will boost the economy by giving the state a better-educated workforce. "This is a very bold and ambitious plan..." House Education Finance Chairman Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, said.
May 23, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 4, 2013
Cannon Falls man wins big on scratch-off
Cannon Falls resident Leon Charlton won $20,000 playing the Minnesota State Lottery's "$tinkin' Rich" scratch game. Charlton claimed the prize April 26. The winning ticket was purchased at Rapp's Short Stop, 31168 County Road 24 Blvd., in Cannon Falls.
May 4, 2013 - 8:00am
May 2, 2013
Senators pass tax bill following uncertainty
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators passed a tax plan 35-31 Monday -- eventually. It took two tries, but they moved the bill forward, nearly two hours after it initially failed 34-32 with seven Democrats voting no.The second vote set the stage for legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton...
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 25, 2013
Three tax routes face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers now have three distinct tax proposals to consider with release of a Senate Democratic plan that includes an income tax hike, sales tax changes and property tax relief. Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would increase income tax for...
April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
April 21, 2013
Fun or frugal... plan your refund purchases
Monday marked the last day that most people could files their taxes. Assuming you've met the deadline and you'll be getting money back, what are you going to do with your return? Whether you save it, invest it or spend it, University of Minnesota Extension educator Rosemary Heins...
April 21, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 12, 2013
Job, tax plans might benefit rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers say. Minnesota legislators have introduced plans to create an internship program, offer special business tax credits and pay for some employee...
April 12, 2013 - 11:00am
April 11, 2013
Bonding leader urges backing for bill
ST. PAUL -- Communities across Minnesota should pressure lawmakers to support a public works funding bill, its House sponsor says. "I think those local communities absolutely have a vested interest in this bill," Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St.
April 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
April 4, 2013
Property tax may be a little less
ST. PAUL -- Almost 1 million Minnesotans would receive larger property tax refunds, or their first refunds, under a House Democratic proposal. Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, said the House plan would establish the homestead credit refund, spending $250 million to replace existing...
April 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
March 20, 2013
Merchants sees $3.7 million growth
Merchants Financial Group ended 2012 with $12.4 million in net income, an increase of nearly $3.7 million over 2011, according to President Richard L. Mahoney. The Merchants organization expanded its loan portfolio from $754.5 million in 2011 to $867.2 million in 2012. Equity...
March 20, 2013 - 9:00am
Thrivent has strong year
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced that its 2012 financial results led to a fourth consecutive year of growth for the not-for-profit membership organization. In addition, members provided more than 8.7 million volunteer hours and $165.3 million in direct support to charitable...
March 20, 2013 - 9:00am
March 10, 2013
Taking stock in education
The stock market can be a tricky game. Knowing which stocks to buy, when to sell and how to take risks can be a challenge for many adults. But...
March 10, 2013 - 9:00am
February 19, 2013
State budget questions abound
ST. PAUL -- Federal tax law changes could lead to a deeper Minnesota budget deficit, the state Senate leader says, one of several uncertainties about the state budget. The possibility of a growing state deficit and ambiguity about what is happening in Washington raise questions about...
February 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
January 25, 2013
Dayton's plan mixes tax increases, cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at midday. The plan...
January 25, 2013 - 9:00am
January 13, 2013
Early bills show taxes, education are priorities
ST. PAUL -- Taxes, education funding, constitutional amendments and health care top Minnesota lawmakers' priorities for the 2013 legislative...
January 13, 2013 - 3:00pm