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$1.87B surplus estimate sets debate over tax cuts, spending

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A near-doubling of Minnesota's projected budget surplus to $1.87 billion had Gov. more »»

Got a robe? State seeking applicants for Supreme Court

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Want to serve on Minnesota's highest court?

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking applicants for a spot on the Minnesota Supreme Cour. more »»

House speaker: Give at least $900 million in surplus back

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he wants at least half the state's newly projected $1.87 billion surplus to go toward tax relief. more »»

Michigan, US appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves

February 27, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is joining the federal government in appealing a decision that restores legal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region. more »»

Dayton wants extra surplus money for education

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll propose tapping the state's larger budget surplus to further his focus on educatio. more »»

House speaker says surplus douses Dayton gas-tax proposal

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans are using news of a $1.87 billion budget surplus to douse Gov. Mark Dayton's call for increased gasoline taxes for road wor. more »»

Effort to restore pheasants gets boost from Lines' return

February 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Having emerged revitalized from the dark shadows of a cancer diagnosis in 2011, Kevin Lines just might be the miracle worker Minnesota pheasants need. more »»

Roads in northern, western Minnesota get speed limit boost

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Feel free to stomp a bit harder on the gas pedal on hundreds of miles of Minnesota roads. more »»

Minnesota's anticipated surplus swells to $1.87 billion

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's bank account is projected to run up a $1.87 surplus over the next two years, which will drive calls for new spending, tax cuts or most likely a mix. more »»

Beer making is tradition at seminary

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When students at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona gather for their monthly pizza and beer get-together, the brew is homemade. more »»

Viking Cruises' Mississippi River plans spur competition

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Viking Cruises' plan to launch service on the Mississippi River is generating some civic competition. more »»

Size of surplus to dictate Minnesota budget ambitions

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A key economic report will help Minnesota lawmakers calibrate expectations for the next budget. more »»

Montevideo man facing child endangerment charge

February 27, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — A Montevideo man is accused of leaving his sleeping 2-year-old son in an idling vehicle while he got drunk at a bar.

The Star Tribune (http://strib. more »»

Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp

February 27, 2015

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — Just because you have a family and a mortgage doesn't mean you can't rock and rol. more »»

Dayton signs bill retracting commissioner raises for now

February 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators. more »»

UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

February 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomie. more »»

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

February 27, 2015

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. more »»

House Republicans scrap vote on teacher layoff bill

February 26, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Republicans have postponed a vote on one of their education priorities. more »»



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