State switching to streamlined applications after successful pilot run

Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.

Next Up

ballot voting vote

Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

Donald Trump

Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 3.19.05 PM

This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

gray wolf

Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

covid saliva test

Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.

pete stauber - qunn nystrom CD8

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

Malik Beasley

Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

Related

DNR shakes up forestry leadership, hopes to streamline timber industry

The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that the agency is transferring the state's top two foresters and launching a national search for a new chief. DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr says the timber industry has become more dependent on state lands and the agency wants to streamline its process for turning over land to loggers and mills.

Heating assistance applications now available in Minnesota

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

What’s the ripple effect in business success?

Nancy Johnson Dahl, President & COO of Lifetouch National School Studios in Minneapolis, shares her thoughts on running a successful organization.