Minnesota has been awarded $15.5 million in federal funding to offer small businesses loans in hopes of boosting the local economy. The money is part of President Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, which was signed into law last year.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
More Minnesota banks get federal small business loan funding
The money is part of President Barack Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, aimed at fostering lending that can spur growth and job creation.
Press Release: State to provide $100 million in loans to boost small businesses
Gov. Mark Dayton pledges $100 million in new direct lending money to job creators. He makes the announcement after Tuesday's Jobs Summit in St. Paul. The added funds will go to qualifying Minnesota banks to distribute as business loans. Dayton says the move will double the state's investment in Minnesota small businesses.
Federal funds will bolster Minnesota small business
When Minnesota entrepreneurs are in need of cash, many of them end up in the offices of local non-profits. Some of state's most generous non-profits when it comes to business lending are getting $4.5 million from the federal government to help out Minnesota businesses.
Minnesota to receive $11M in unspent federal highway funds
The U.S. Department of Transportation is releasing $473 million in unspent highway earmarks from 2003 to 2006 and allowing states to use the money on any eligible project this year. Minnesota's share is $11.2 million. The Business Journal writes the state must identify the projects that will be funded by this money by Oct. 1.
"Small Business Saturday" offers shoppers a repreive from Black Friday chaos
Community stores and no lines. The movement stresses more casual, personalized shopping experiences that small business owners argue only they can provide.
Google: 60% of small businesses in Minnesota don't have a website
Those numbers have Google pushing to connect those businesses to potential customer by offering up free web workshops. So far, more than 900 businesses attended the first workshop held in St. Paul this month.
Polaris betting on small, electric vehicles
Polaris Industries Inc. has set a lofty goal of building a $1 billion business by 2018 with a new fleet of small electric and electric-hybrid cars and trucks. The vehicles feature a 5- or 7-horsepower motor and go about 25 miles per hour, the Business Journal reports (with slideshow).
Duluth businesses learn about grant programs for potential exporters
International trade experts were in Duluth on Wednesday to coach local businesses how to boost exports. A representative from the U.S. Commercial Service told business leaders there is federal and state programs that make money available to help them cultivate international customers. David Edmiston told WDIO, "Our main hope is that companies will take advantage of these programs to help grow their businesses, hire more jobs and support the local Duluth economy."
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