Duluth News Tribune
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements and releases packed with numbers that support his positions. His department directors even routinely travel the state to push for his priorities.
There was a bit of good news in last year's failed tax bill, vetoed by the governor after it was found to contain a typo that would have cost Minnesota taxpayers $100 million. The good news was that the bill contained $35 million in tax breaks over the next three years for the tobacco industry that now won't happen.
Those enjoying free Vikings games from lower-level luxury suites controlled by the body that operates shiny new U.S. Bank Stadium seem to see at least a gray area of such a perk. Eleven of 12 suite users identified publicly this week by the authority wrote $200 checks for their seats — but only after attending the game and only after the Star Tribune started asking questions. In addition, the purpose of the suites is marketing, authority members said in the Minneapolis newspaper's report this week.
So how did you do? Not that you can let down your guard now. On the heels of a four-day weekend filled with door-buster deals, early bird specials, shop-local guilt and Black Friday sales comes today's Cyber-Monday discounts. Which raises the question: How are you — and your pocketbook — faring so far this holiday season?
A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy early Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase on the Iron Range, authorities said. The...
Add drunken driving to the growing list of things you still can't do even though Donald Trump won the presidency and you're either very upset about it or very energized. The outcome of the election was an explanation actually given by a motorist whose blood content, police said, was measured at more than four times the legal limit for driving after she rammed her vehicle into two others stopped at a red light in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported. "I am upset," police quoted the driver as saying.
The body of a 66-year-old Federal Dam man was found on Leech Lake this morning following a days-long search. Kenneth Gale was first reported missing Oct. 25, when the Cass...
It started snowing on Halloween night and didn’t stop for four days. The Halloween Blizzard. The Megastorm. The big one. Thundersnow and gale-force winds and plummeting temperatures. It was 25...