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Walz, GOP leaders cool on idea of state gas tax holiday

They say tax rebates and tax cuts would have more impact.

GOP governor candidate Scott Jensen calls for eliminating Minnesota's state income tax

Jensen's plan to fight inflation includes phasing out the state's income tax and vetoing "wasteful spending."

Rebate checks, tax cuts: Walz, Republicans continue fight over surplus

The DFL governor is pitching $2,000 rebate checks for couples and $1,000 for individuals.

Minnesota State colleges and universities to hike tuition 3.5%

The college system's board of trustees approved the increase Wednesday amid student opposition.

Ellison vows to legally defend travelers who come to state for abortions

Ellison said he is prepared to defend travelers who get abortions here if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

University of Northwestern in St. Paul appoints new president

Corbin Hoornbeek will assume the role in August.

GOP governor candidate Scott Jensen seeks to reshape board that investigated his medical license

The family physician from Chaska took aim at the state Board of Medical Practice.

University of Minnesota regent resigns from board to seek Duluth campus chancellor job

David McMillan resigned Tuesday from the U's Board of Regents.

U regents OK tuition hike for Minnesota students at Twin Cities campus

The 3.5% tuition increase for resident students at the Twin Cities campus is the largest in a decade.

University of Minnesota seeks control of housing co-op where recent shootings, assaults occurred

Administrators say "problem property" was the site of several criminal incidents.