Gov. Mark Dayton says a budget surplus should be used to repeal sales tax increases and for middle class tax relief.
Minnesota finance officials are predicting a state budget surplus of more than $1 billion.
Temperatures plummeted Thursday turning our wet, heavy snow into ice.
Northlanders are digging out from three days of snow. Closures of businesses and schools have more people out working and playing in the snow.
Thousands of homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and Sturgeon Lake lost power Wednesday afternoon.
Northland residents might groan about getting garbage cans to the end of the driveway, but disposal drivers have to work through the snowstorm.
Few vehicles braved the streets of Duluth on Wednesday, but mail carriers pushed through the snowbanks to get mail to neighborhoods across the city.
With the roads snow-filled, many drivers are realizing they need new tires. So Discount Tire in Duluth has been a hopping place over the past few days.