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Rochester Civic Theatre faces financial scrutiny for wrongdoing

The Rochester Civic Theatre (RCT) is under fire after the city council discovered it’s likely more than $600,000 in debt. The Oversight Committee met Tuesday...

St. Paul, Minneapolis earn ‘C’ grades for fiscal health

Two Minnesota cities earned “C” grades for city financial health and ranked in the low-to-high 20s for a fiscal health evaluation of the nation's...

Rochester seeks to improve subsidized golf courses, increase revenue

The Rochester City Council is discussing the future of its four public golf courses that have lost money for the past five years. Golf rounds...

Hermantown City Council proposes tax increase for $28 million recreation improvements

The Hermantown City Council wants state lawmakers to approve a resolution to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. Council members this...

Minnesota Senator Suggests Using Budget Surplus to Give Rebates to Taxpayers

A Republican state senator recently suggested using Minnesota’s estimated budget surplus of $1.3 billion to give a rebate “directly to taxpayers.” State Sen. John Jasinski...

Funding for arts agencies in Minnesota to reach $40.7 million in...

Legislative appropriations for Minnesota arts agencies are projected to reach $40.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $7.26 per capita in the...

Lawmakers push rail system with estimated $17 million annual taxpayer subsidy

Some Minnesota lawmakers are pushing for the Northern Lights Express (NLX), a proposed 152-mile intercity, higher-speed passenger rail service that would operate between Minneapolis and Duluth,...

MN Taxpayers Would Spend $17 Million a Year to Subsidize Duluth...

For years backward-looking bureaucrats and local officials have sought to revive the failed passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and Duluth. But a...

Minneapolis Democrat City Council Set To Approve a $772,000 Sculpture

Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council has been making the case that the city is not able to afford more police officers even though KSTP reports...

Minnesota government overpaid two tribes $25 million

Two Native American tribes—Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the White Earth Nation—were overpaid by Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide Suboxone,...