Applications are now available for low income families that need help taking care of their heating bills. The program runs from October through May.
18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash
The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination
No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.
'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters
The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.
Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash
Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis
The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.
Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School
Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.
Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed
Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.
Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.
Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson
The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.
Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea
The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.
Minn. has less money to help heat low-income families
The Minnesota Department of Commerce says the state will receive $73 million in federal funds to help low-income families pay their heating bills. That's half of what the state got last year.
Minnesota heating assistance funds getting $14 million boost
The federal government is giving Minnesota an additional $14 million to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter. Although, even with the extra aid, the state is getting about $65 million less than the $152 million last winter. The Pioneer Press reports a measure in the U.S. Senate would restore the program's funding to last year's levels.
Deadline approaches for Duluth flood recovery assistance
Only about 100 more applications are needed to get $3 million in federal loans for residents suffering from flood damage in the Duluth area. For every 100 homeowners that apply for assistance, $1.4 million is awarded from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline for low-interest recovery loans is October 15th.
Minnesota applies for 'Race to the Top' educational funding
State education officials put in the application in hopes of being awarded up to $45 million in federal funds from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. The competition is designed to encourage better learning standards and access to early learning programs for low-income children.
Minnesota gets $106M federal dollars for winter heating assistance
Minnesotans can apply based on need for the Energy Assistance Program
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