Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is announcing the Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, which was approved by the Minnesota Legislature last week. This temporary program, established in response to impacts of COVID-19, provides another option for financing to help small businesses weather this difficult time. DEED estimates that this $10 million will guarantee $20 million […]

State’s energy and gas utilities urged to extend protections

State regulators have called on Minnesota’s electric and gas utilities to provide additional safeguards for their customers in light of Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-01 declaring a peacetime emergency to protect Minnesotans from the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. A joint letter was sent March 24 to all-electric and gas utilities operating in the state from Minnesota Department of Commerce […]

JPJ Engineering hires landscape, engineering staff

HIBBING/DULUTH — JPJ Engineering announced the recent addition of Trish Crego as landscape architect and Preston Tripp as senior civil engineer. Crego is a registered landscape architect with 16 years of design experience. She specializes in residential, commercial and municipal design. Crego is a North Dakota State University graduate and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. Tripp is a […]

SBA offers disaster assistance to Minnesota small businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Minnesota small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID 19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced Saturday. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, […]

Taxpayers given additional time to file and pay income taxes

In line with the state’s continued peacetime emergency response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that taxpayers filing their annual Minnesota Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2019 now have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file and make their payments without any penalties or interest. “Extending the individual tax filing deadline will provide much-needed relief […]

DEED creating emergency loan program to help Minnesota small businesses

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. The loan program was created under the Small Business Assistance Executive Order 20-15 announced by Governor Tim Walz on March 23. The loan program is intended […]

SBA updates criteria on states for requesting disaster assistance

As part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, this week U.S. Small Business Administration Adm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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All Social Security offices are closed, phone services offered

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population served—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions— and employees during th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Late penalties, drivers’ license suspensions temporarily stopped to reduce courthouse visits

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is discouraging the public from making any non-essential visits to court facilities during the outbreak of COVID-19. In an effort to reduce foot-traffic in courthouses, the State Court Administrator has taken the followi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rep. Ecklund earns award for his support of tourism

State Rep. Rob Ecklund (center) receives the Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition’s “Legislative Excellence Award” at the State Capitol Thursday. Submitted photo.ST. PAUL — State Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL–International Falls) recently received the Minnesot… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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