KAAL TV | June 13, 2013
took eight years, a state budget surplus and Minnesota legislators
approving a bonding bill that included a $35 million dollar funding for
the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center.
Governor Mark Dayton signed the Jobs Bill into law last month, providing the money needed for this expansion project.
More than one thousand jobs are expected to come with the project adding to the overall economy of the area. [Read More]
Kare11 | June 13, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- The number of uninsured Minnesotans dropped dramatically since September, before the state's health exchange began, according to a new study by a research team based at the U of M.
The new report by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center, or SHADAC, found the number of residents without health coverage fell from 445,000 to 264,500 between Sept. 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014. That's a drop of 180,000 or 40 percent. [Read More]
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StarTribune | June 13, 2014
The Board of Regents approved the freeze as part of a $3.6 billion budget for the 2014-15 school year.
The university agreed to hold undergraduate tuition steady for two years in 2013 as part of an agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton and the state Legislature, the Star Tribune reported. In exchange, the state increased its appropriation for the university by $42 million. [Read More]
KIMT | June 13, 2014
ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Local officials have been seeking state dollars for years to help fund the cleanup of a southern Minnesota lake.
While some money has come their way in the past, leaders were never able to secure the $7.5 million they were asking for – until now.
It has been a long time coming, but local leaders are ready to get the dredge in the water. [Read More]