Most Minnesota farmers escaped the worst of the drought, but those who didn’t are eligible for federal loans to help cover crop and livestock losses.
A selling point for the Minnesota Vikings stadium plan, advocates say, is that it doesn’t depend on general tax dollars. That would mean it doesn’t put pro football in direct competition with money for public schools, nursing homes or other valued programs.
Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based company in Minnesota, plans to add 300 information technology and business analyst jobs through a state loan.
Standing in the yard of the Blaine home they have owned for the past nine years, Kipper and Samija Wilson have done the math on their current mortgage.
Pell Grant funding for undergraduate students was preserved in the law to raise the federal debt ceiling, but it was financed by curbs to student loan subsidies that helped graduate students.
An Indian tribe in Minnesota is loaning $20 million to the Santee Sioux Tribe to pay for improvements to its casino in northeast Nebraska.