Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will get more money in their pockets thanks to tax cuts beginning July 1, costing the state treasury about $650 million over the next two years and much more over the coming decade. Even as the tax cuts are poised to take effect, a political squabble over them continues.
Tens of thousands of people packed downtown Minneapolis Sunday to cheer on the 2017 Pride parade, which proceeded with minor disruptions from protesters. The parade played out just two days after resolution of a whirlwind dispute over whether uniformed police officers should participate. After the recent acquittal of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the 2016 death of Philando Castile, parade organizers had decided to exclude police, but by Friday, had reinvited them.