After a cold and wet spring, Minnesota farmers finally have made significant progress in planting.
According to the weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 3.6 days rated suitable for fieldwork last week. That compares with only 1.3 days the week before.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature's top Democrats announced an agreement Sunday to raise taxes on Minnesota's wealthier residents and cigarette sales and to spend the extra money on public education and to relieve pressure on local property taxes.