ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. The state of Minnesota will give its residents who cross the border a tax credit to make up for the higher Wisconsin taxes. That tax credit will be in effect for 2017. It is estimated that it will cost the state more than $8 million. An estimated 24,000 Minnesotans work in Wisconsin.
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) - Trial has been set for a truck driver charged a 2016 crash in western Nebraska that killed six people. The North Platte Telegraph reports that trial for 54-year-old Tony Weekly Jr. of Baker, Florida, has been set for Dec. 12. Weekly has pleaded not guilty in Keith County District Court to six counts of motor vehicle homicide for the July 31, 2016, crash near Brule that killed a Minnesota family of five and a Denver man.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Saint Mary's University is expanding its presence in southeast Minnesota. The Post Bulletin reports that the Winona-based university is looking to add about 10,000 square feet to its Cascade Meadow facility in Rochester. The addition will focus on providing more classroom space for graduate programs and a physician assistant program. Officials expect the construction will be completed by next summer.
HAMPTON, Minn. (AP) - The largest Cambodian Buddhist temple in the U.S. has unveiled its new reflection pond. The Star Tribune reports that thousands of Cambodian-Americans from around the country came to Minnesota for a three-day event at Watt Munisotaram, located in rural Dakota County. The 200-by-175 foot pond features a 20-foot statue of the Buddha in the middle. It took two years to build at a cost of about $530,000.
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