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House Speaker: Give At Least $900 Million In Surplus Back

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.

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Roads in Northern, Western Minnesota Get Speed Limit Boost

Feel free to stomp a bit harder on the gas pedal on hundreds of miles of Minnesota roads. The Department of Transportation said Friday that speed limits will increase on about 340 miles of roads in northern and western Minnesota.

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Minnesota’s Anticipated Surplus Swells to $1.87 Billion

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. The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget provided the figure Friday in an updated economic forecast.

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Viking Cruises’ Mississippi River Plans Spur Competition

Viking Cruises' plan to launch service on the Mississippi River is generating some civic competition. The Red Wing Port Authority will spend $5 million to build dedicated dock space for a cruise ship. St. Paul officials are exploring ways to accommodate up to 60 cruises a year.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Dreams Come True for Adults at Minnesota Camp [VIDEO]

Just because you have a family and a mortgage doesn't mean you can't rock and roll. In Minnesota, Rock Camp for Dads is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix. Since 2009, hundreds of dads - and moms - have tapped their musical fantasies.

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Dayton Signs Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises for Now

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators. Dayton signed the bill Thursday after it passed the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-controlled House.

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Minnesotans Head East To Melt Boston’s Extreme Ice Dams

The snow that has buried parts of New England and left homeowners struggling with ice dams has created opportunities for Minnesota companies that melt ice off roofs but have found little work at home in their state's unusually mild winter.

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Ice House Removal Deadlines Approaching

The Minnesota DNR is reminding ice fishermen the ice house removal deadline is next week for the southern half of the state.

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Christopher Jaserspon, photo courtesy of the Montevideo Police Department
Christopher Jaserspon, photo courtesy of the Montevideo Police Department
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Police: Toddler Left in Car While Dad Drank at a Montevideo Bar

A Minnesota father is accused of leaving his toddler in a car with the engine running while he got drunk in a bar. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Jasperson, of Montevideo, is charged with gross misdemeanor child endangerment. He remained jailed Thursday on $6,000 bail.

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Labs Extend Record as US Top Dog, but Bulldogs Make Waves

The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday. They show Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year. They broke poodles' decades-old record in 2013.

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