STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Courts, local governments seek shutdown funding
A retired judge is considering whether the courts should stay open during a government shutdown that could begin Friday.
It was one of several Monday developments as legislative leaders and the gov... Posted on 6/28/11 at 4:54 AM
Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Governor Mark Dayton’s budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol.
Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid (LGA) program that primarily helps Greater Minnesota and urban cities, a 19 percent increase.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and divers searched lake bottoms last week on the immediate surrounding areas where zebra mussels were discovered last fall on boat lifts on Lake Irene in Douglas County and Rose Lake in Otter Tail County.
January is fast approaching and that means it's time to apply for college financial aid for the upcoming school year. High school seniors across the country can use downtime during the holiday break to take the first step toward financing their education, according to ACT.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) said the state will soon receive its first installment of federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
Alexandria won’t be adding the two police officers it planned to hire this year. City department heads will also hold off making any major equipment purchases until at least July. The Alexandria City Council took the budget-cutting measures at Monday night’s meeting to deal with an unexpected $226,000 cut in local government aid (LGA).
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