Minnesota budget surplus grows to $1.65B

Minnesota budget surplus grows to $1.65B
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That's up from a December estimate of $1.4 billion. The projected surplus is the main measure by which Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers will make decisions about state spending levels for the next two years.

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Vikings announce Adrian Peterson's $18 million contract won't be exercised
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) tried to step out of a tackle by Indianapolis Colts free safety Darius Butler (20) afer catching a pass for a one yard gain in December. ] JEFF WHEELER ï jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

Vikings announce Adrian Peterson's $18 million contract won't be exercised

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While there is a chance that the Vikings could still bring back Peterson at a more realistic salary after he gauges his value on the open market, the seven-time Pro Bowler has likely played his last down for Minnesota.
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More bad hockey behavior: Player arrested after attacking ref in tournament final

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Minnesotans are loving this mild winter, but I want more cold and snow

Minnesotans are loving this mild winter, but I want more cold and snow

A Minnesota transplant longs for more of winter's finest.
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It's just administered by proxies — such as federally paid state employees and a proliferating number of contractors — instead of a visible federal workforce.

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