MINNEAPOLIS, MN--This lame duck session will be the last for outgoing 18-term Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN). But old habits die hard, including requesting tens of millions of dollars in earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill before Congress.
Featuring: investigative piece on the Duluth School of Fine Arts, cities beginning to turn to privatization, John Fund event announcement, and more.
Original FFM investigative research was featured in a KSTP report on how much the state spends on office space this year. Could the state have saved taxpayers' money by leasing more reasonably priced office space? Watch the 5 Eyewitness News segment and read the story here.
List of 216 earmark requests leads to fierce competition for FFM honors
Featuring: Duluth district to spend $407 million on new schools without a vote, and watchdog training announcement.
Featuring: has St. Paul's budget really been "cut to the bone"?, a look at Duluth's tax and budgeting policies, and Rep. Paul Kohl's state spending freeze proposal.
Featuring: City of Duluth-for sale, Plymouth's Dial-A-Ride transit program costs taxpayers $17 per ride, and Minnesota by the Numbers.
Featuring: Duluth's financial woes, Metro Transit fare hike, and Star Tribune gets one right.
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