Some Medtronic shareholders criticize Irish merger proposal At Medtronic's annual shareholder meeting, the shareholders expressed concern that the deal -- which would merge the company with Ireland-based Covidien, will expose them to hefty capital gains taxes. The $42.9 billion deal would let Medtronic move its legal headquarters for tax purposes from the Twin Cities to Dublin.
Inspired by Colbert, Minn. student creates superPAC Billy Czerwinski isn't old enough to vote, but the seventeen-year-old Minnetonka High School student created Americans for a Better Yesterday, Tomorrow for a school project on campaign finance laws. He wanted to show just how easy it is to establish a super PAC -- and just how unregulated the fundraising entities are.
Hennepin, Ramsey Counties eligible for flood aid Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency added the two counties to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 37 counties and three tribal governments.