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MN Gov. Changes Budget Proposal Due To Slower Economic Growth

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz changes his budget proposal because of slower than projected economic growth. It includes reductions of $131 million in proposed new spending and tax changes that would bring in an additional $65 million. The plan would also have 37 million dollars in new spending for higher education and return $142 million in unspent health…

Officials Brief MN Gov. Walz & Sen. Klobuchar on Flooding Concerns

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Sen. Amy Klobuchar hear from state and federal officials preparing for spring flooding. Emergency managers say the chances of flooding are high for major flooding on the state’s biggest rivers including the Red, Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix. “Right now it’s mostly some localized snowmelt. The main flooding event if you will is…

MN Gov. Walz Serves Up Sweet Treats at Moorhead Dairy Queen

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Customers at the iconic Moorhead Dairy Queen on Main Avenue Tuesday night got a surprise. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz spent some time behind the counter and helping out and shared pictures on Facebook. He helped hand dip some dilly bars which originated at this location in the 1950’s. The owners, Troy and Diane DeLeon, say they served 4,000…

Minnesota budget surplus shrinks to $1 billion

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The balance of Minnesota’s state budget surplus has dropped $492 million since the last outlook in November, down to just over $1 billion. Minnesota Management and Budget will release its full report later Thursday, but slower projected economic growth and lower tax collections compared to previous estimates resulted in the reduced surplus figure. The state projects spending to outpace forecast revenue…

Former Candidate for Governor Is Slightly Hurt After Crashing Into Moose

Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown

Photo: Nelson/Dryer FamilyROLLA, ND — Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla is back at work just days after hitting and killing a moose. The former Democratic candidate for governor had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown and was heading home on Highway 281 Friday night. He spotted a moose in a ditch near Rocklake but a moment later a second moose…

MN Gov. Walz’s Budget Proposal Includes 20 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday proposed hiking Minnesota’s gas tax by 20 cents per gallon to pay for road and bridge projects. Under the governor’s spending proposal, the state’s gas tax would increase by 70 percent from the current 28.6 cents per gallon to 48.6 cents. That would make Minnesota’s gas tax the fourth-highest in the…

MN Gov. Walz won’t cancel school for cold, leaves decision up to districts

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (FOX 9) – Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that he would not declare a statewide school closure because of dangerous cold weather this week, ending speculation on how the new governor would use his office’s powers. Instead, Walz said he would leave the decision up to local school districts. “Parents and students should pay close attention to the local news…

MN Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan Hold One Minnesota Inaugural Celebration in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. –  After a trip around Minnesota, newly inaugurated Gov.Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan have their final stop in Moorhead. Usually the inauguration party happens at the state capitol, but the Walz Administration decides to take the governor’s office to the people. When speaking to the audience at Junkyard Brewing, Walz and Flanagan both say they wouldn’t be…

Tim Walz to Bring One Minnesota Inaugural Celebration to Moorhead

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganMOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Gov.-Elect Tim Walz and Lt.-Gov.-Elect Peggy Flanagan are coming to Moorhead to celebrate their inauguration. The DFLers will be sworn into office on Monday January 7th and are holding One Minnesota Inaugural Celebrations all over the state including Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato. The Moorhead event will be held January 14th at Junkyard Brewing Company…