Leaders of Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange moved quickly to fix what they now admit was a mistake.
For generations of farmers, having a wind mill was a dependable way to pump water for their livestock. Now it’s rare to drive Minnesota’s rural roads and see the old steel structures still turning in the breeze. But there’s a good chance what you will see instead is a taller structure spinning with three blades.
Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican state senator is putting the state at risk of losing $25 million in federal health care grants by holding up their approval.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is scaling back his planned effort to secure $500 million in the 2012 federal farm bill for water retention projects in the Red River Valley, given the current federal spending constraints.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing nearly $900,000 in loans and grants to help three rural Minnesota communities improve their facilities and emergency-response capabilities.
Twenty-five Minnesota farmers and rural small businesses are getting almost $300,000 in renewable energy grants.
Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping that a pair of comparatively small grant programs in his proposed budget can have a big payoff in improving the state’s schools.