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Minnesota K-12 schools paid out $13,610 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Minnesota spent $13,610 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 21st highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

8.2% of Minnesota residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Minnesota residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 8.2 percent of the state’s population, the fifth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Minnesota offers 184 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Minnesota number 184, the second highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Minnesota schools get 26.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 27 percent of Minnesota public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the sixth lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Minnesota reach $9.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Minnesota amount to $9.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the ninth highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Minnesota averaged $57,782

Teachers’ salaries in Minnesota averaged $57,782 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 20th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

ANOKA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2019 Gray Ghost Run to be held October 26

Chipped and certified 5K Run and Fitness Walk preceding the Anoka Halloween Grand Day Parade

1st-quarter state tax collections in Minnesota reach $6.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Minnesota amount to $6.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 13th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Minnesota’s public pensions are 55.2 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Minnesota’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 55.2 percent of the total, the sixth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Minnesota reach $25.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Minnesota amount to $25.6 billion, the 12th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

St. Cloud’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Minnesota

The St. Cloud metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Minnesota, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Minnesota earns grade of B- for manufacturing health

Minnesota received a grade of B- on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Washington County’s $3,404-per-month cost of living is the highest in Minnesota

Residents of Washington County need to make $3,404 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Minnesota.

Minnesota’s public pensions are 54.6% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Minnesota’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 54.6 percent of the total, the sixth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Minnesota disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Minnesota is $31,231, study finds

College graduates in Minnesota have an average debt burden of $31,231, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 31.9% of total state, local levies in Minnesota, study finds

State income tax revenues in Minnesota represent 31.9 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

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