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Morning Headlines – Mar. 1st, 2024

>>$3.7 Billion Budget Surplus Could Mean Larger Bonding Bill (St. Paul, MN) -- The larger projected state budget surplus allows lawmakers, if they wish, to borrow about 150 million dollars more for public works projects -- with state guidelines allowing nearly one billion dollars for a bonding bill. Governor Tim Walz proposed 819 million dollars last month, but appears willing to consider...

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Midday Headlines – March 1st, 2024

>>Free School Lunch, Breakfast Program Pushes Past Budget (St. Paul, MN) – Strong demand for free school breakfast and lunch has pushed costs beyond what lawmakers anticipated and we asked Governor Tim Walz, with the larger projected budget surplus if this is an area you'd like to put some additional money into, Walz says, "Yeah, that's the hill I'm gonna die on. Our friends in the other...

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Afternoon Headlines – Mar. 1st, 2024

>> Gophers, Fleck agree to contract amendment (Minneapolis, MN) -- The University of Minnesota and head football coach PJ Fleck have agreed to an amended contract, the school announced Friday. Fleck's new contract includes an expanded salary pool for assistant coaches, as well as a new annual bonus. The deal is pending Board of Regents approval. Entering his seventh season as coach, Fleck...

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Afternoon Headlines – Mar. 1st, 2024

>> Gophers, Fleck agree to contract amendment (Minneapolis, MN) -- The University of Minnesota and head football coach PJ Fleck have agreed to an amended contract, the school announced Friday. Fleck's new contract includes an expanded salary pool for assistant coaches, as well as a new annual bonus. The deal is pending Board of Regents approval. Entering his seventh season as coach, Fleck...

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Midday Headlines – March 1st, 2024

>>Free School Lunch, Breakfast Program Pushes Past Budget (St. Paul, MN) – Strong demand for free school breakfast and lunch has pushed costs beyond what lawmakers anticipated and we asked Governor Tim Walz, with the larger projected budget surplus if this is an area you'd like to put some additional money into, Walz says, "Yeah, that's the hill I'm gonna die on. Our friends in the other...

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Morning Headlines – Mar. 1st, 2024

>>$3.7 Billion Budget Surplus Could Mean Larger Bonding Bill (St. Paul, MN) -- The larger projected state budget surplus allows lawmakers, if they wish, to borrow about 150 million dollars more for public works projects -- with state guidelines allowing nearly one billion dollars for a bonding bill. Governor Tim Walz proposed 819 million dollars last month, but appears willing to consider...

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