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.
Early closures at growing number of schools as snow falls in Minnesota
There are concerns over the afternoon commute.
Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied
The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.
Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
Northern Minnesota man gets 48 years in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend
The man pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Gallery: Restaurant with revolving sushi bar opens at Mall of America
The Kura experience has arrived in Minnesota.
St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream
Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
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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