The latest economic forecast just released shows Minnesota with a $1.65-billion budget surplus. That’s up a couple hundred million dollars from the $1.4-billion surplus in the last forecast that came out three months ago. It gives Governor Mark Dayton and lawmakers a nominal amount of extra money to work with as they begin in earnest the process of setting the state budget for the next two years. Dayton in his initial budget plan unveiled in January proposed a number of what he terms “investments” to position Minnesota for the future. Republicans, who control the legislature, are focusing on tax cuts and reducing spending.