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Duluth News Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Pension change could speed police, fire retirements

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Pension change could speed police, fire retirements Associated Press    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A statewide change to police and firefighter pension rules could encourage more municipal employees to retire sooner.    Police and firefighters can retire early at age 50, though … Continue reading

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Minnesota pension system investigates padding plans | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 10, 2013, 12:00 AM Minnesota pension system investigates padding plans Minnesota’s largest public pension system is investigating how widespread retirement plan spiking is among local government worker members.       ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest public pension … Continue reading

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Insurance surcharge to bolster police and fire pensions added to tax bill – TwinCities.com

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Insurance surcharge to bolster police and fire pensions added to tax bill By MaryJo Webster mwebster@pioneerpress.com Posted:   04/16/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated:   04/16/2013 04:49:13 PM CDT A proposal to add a $5 surcharge to all homeowners and auto insurance … Continue reading

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Other view: Public pension bailouts: Keep eye on politicians | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Published April 15, 2013, 12:00 AM Other view: Public pension bailouts: Keep eye on politicians It’ll cost you, taxpayers. A legislative commission voted in late March to advance proposed fixes for weakened public-worker pensions, including about $7 million per year … Continue reading

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State help for Duluth teachers pension fund clears hurdle | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published April 04, 2013, 12:00 AM State help for Duluth teachers pension fund clears hurdle A legislative bill that would shore up the ailing pension fund for Duluth teachers passed over its first hurdle Tuesday in St. Paul.By: Mike Creger, Duluth … Continue reading

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Teachers retirement fund seeks $8M from state

Teachers retirement fund seeks $8M from state JANA HOLLINGSWORTH jhollingsworth@duluthnews.com The Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association has asked lawmakers for $8 million in state aid to help shore up its fund, and is signaling that it is willing to accept a … Continue reading

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Supporters of changing Minnesota’s police, fire pension bill find it hard to be heard – TwinCities.com

Supporters of changing Minnesota’s police, fire pension bill find it hard to be heard By MaryJo Webster mwebster@pioneerpress.com TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Posted: TwinCities.com As proposals to shore up financially troubled police and fire pensions wind through the Minnesota Legislature, others with … Continue reading

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Editorial: Make the price of pension repair clear and logical – TwinCities.com

Editorial: Make the price of pension repair clear and logical Pioneer Press Posted:   03/05/2013 12:01:00 AM CST Updated:   03/05/2013 06:39:22 PM CST Public-employee pension funds are in the news, and they should be. There’s a lot at stake. … Continue reading

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Fix sought for Duluth teachers’ pension fund | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published February 24, 2013, 12:00 AM Fix sought for Duluth teachers’ pension fund The pension fund for Duluth teachers is one of the worst-funded in the state for public employees, with only 63 cents in the bank for every dollar … Continue reading