GMNP membership meeting to be held July 25

The Greater Minnesota Partnership’s annual membership meeting is coming up on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. in the conference room in the Country Inn & Suites in Bemidji. All GMNP members are encouraged to attend! We will email the full agenda and any other meeting materials to our members when we get closer to […]

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DEED child care grants available

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced a request for proposals for the Minnesota Child Care Economic Development Grant program. This legislative session, the state appropriated $750,000 to help reduce the child care shortage in Minnesota. Of this amount, $450,000 must be awarded to proposals that address the shortage in Greater […]

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DEED calls for applications for Redevelopment Grant and Demolition Loan programs

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has put out a call for applications for the next round of Redevelopment Grant and Demolition Loan programs. The Redevelopment Grant Program helps communities with the costs of redeveloping blighted industrial, residential or commercial sites where costly site preparation stands in the way of a redevelopment project. […]

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Mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar for the GMNP Annual Meeting. It will be held Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. in the conference room in the Country Inn & Suites in Bemidji. As in past years, the meeting will be held in conjunction with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Summer Conference, which will be held July […]

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Legislative session results in modest gains for child care initiatives

The final jobs, energy and commerce omnibus bill that Minnesota Legislature passed on May 25, and which Gov. Walz signed into law today, includes two separate appropriations targeted at addressing the child care crisis in Minnesota, with a particular emphasis on Greater Minnesota. The bill includes a one-time appropriation of $750,000 to be divided between […]

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Notes from the Capitol – Update on the legislative session

Below is a legislative update from GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman: It’s been an interesting few days at the Capitol. While the “regular” legislative session ended at midnight on Monday, by last Friday it had already become clear that there would need to be a special session in order for the Legislature to complete its […]

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MMB releases bonding instructions

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has released its capital budget instructions, outlining the process by which local governments and state agencies submit capital budget requests to be considered for inclusion in the Governor’s next bonding proposal. This is the first step in the agency’s capital budget process, which will conclude with submission of the Governor’s […]

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