Minnesota’s cash grant for low-income families could increase for the first time in nearly 30 years. A family of three receives about $532 per month. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and some lawmakers in both parties want to increase the grants by $100 to help the nearly 33,000 families in the program deal with rising housing and transportation costs.
The first state grants in a new broadband Internet expansion program will bolster 17 projects in Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota Medical School may soon get a financial boost, if Gov. Mark Dayton has his way. He’s proposing a multi-million dollar investment in the school to be included in the upcoming budget.
The state has launched a new online portal to explore how tax dollars are spent. It’s called TransparencyMN, and it catalogs current and previous budget spending, grants and contracts, public employee payroll and audits of government agencies.
It’s what many Minnesotans love to do, make charitable donations. For the sixth year in a row, ‘Give to the Max Day’ is allowing us to give in a 24-hour online frenzy.
CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges. And, just as importantly, details on the financial aid they’ve qualified for, or scholarships they’ve won.
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.