The St. Cloud Federal Credit Union and St. Cloud City and County Employees Credit Union are merging. The merged credit unions will become one organization under the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union name, with assets over $140 million serving over 18,000 members.
A recent story from the Associated Press mentioned city pools across Minnesota end up losing money each year despite the number of people they attract. So we looked to see if this was a problem in our own back yard.
Minnesota lawmakers kept tax levels steady but have still found ways to scoop up millions of additional dollars. More than a dozen new fees and increases for business licenses are tucked away inside the thousands of pages that compose Minnesota's new budget.
The rush to Monday's budget-setting deadline has a price. A budget bill for jobs and energy programs left out funding for state employees who review health insurance rates. Those staff members have been paid with federal funds that expire in September, leaving the state with the tab.