ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths last year. That's the first increase in deaths since 2007. Officials say it represents a 40% drop from a decade ago. They cite a mild winter, a slight increase in miles traveled and a jump in motorcyclist deaths in 2012 as reasons for the increase.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - The Stillwater Lift Bridge will remain closed to motorists until this afternoon. Bridge operation was suspended after a worker detected a frayed cable on the bridge's lift system. Officials hope to be able to lift the bridge for large boats by the end of the week.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Amazon says it will drop Minnesota-based affiliate websites before the state's online sales tax becomes law next month. The websites receive a fee for referring shoppers to Amazon's online store. The new law requires certain online businesses with a physical presence to charge a sales tax on items it sells to state residents.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Mayors from around Minnesota are gathering to discuss how an $80 million bump in state aid will affect their cities. Democrats in the Legislature said they hoped it would ease pressure on homeowner tax bills. Some Republican lawmakers say it only increases the appetite for government spending.
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