Applications are now available for low income families that need help taking care of their heating bills. The program runs from October through May.
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.