Thursday May 30
St. Cloud Times
Minn. lawmakers hope property tax help will stick
Minnesota legislators used to catching heat from constituents for rising property taxes that are largely out of their control think they've settled on a way to ease the blowback.
The Oil Drum
Drumbeat: May 4, 2013
Oslo, a recycling-friendly place where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage - household trash, industrial waste, even toxic and dangerous waste from hospitals and drug arrests - has a problem: it has literally run out of garbage to burn.
Minnesota Senate tax bill raises rates on 6% of taxpayers, raise $1.1 billion
More Minnesotans would pay a new, higher income tax rate under a bill DFL senators are proposing.
Bakken's Discount to Brent Widens for First Time in a Week
Bakken crude on the spot market widened its discount to the European benchmark crude for the first time in a week.