Minnesota and Wisconsin have received federal grants to help provide academic and work-skills training for at-risk youth. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the YouthBuild grants Wednesday. Wisconsin is getting a total of $3.5 million to support four programs, and a St. Paul group is getting $768,000.
Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is seeking a $45 million federal grant to pay for its operations next year. The board of directors of MNsure met Wednesday to review the grant request.
Republican lawmakers are questioning Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s authority to move ahead with a state health insurance exchange using federal dollars.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to lobby the U.S. education secretary about getting Minnesota into a competitive federal grant program the state previously missed out on.
Minnesota is getting over $8.8 million dollars in federal grants for conservation projects in the Mississippi River Basin.