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25 Jun ‘20

CGMC president ‘happy and relieved’ local governments will finally receive fair share of CARES Act funds

2020-06-25T15:13:38-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, COVID-19, Media, Miscellaneous, News, Press Releases|

Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the announcement that the Walz Administration plans to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus relief funds (the “CARES Act”) to local governments:

20 Jun ‘20

Special session sputters to disastrous finish

2020-06-22T14:52:30-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, News, Special Session|

The Legislature’s special session sputtered to a close early this morning without agreement on any of the big-ticket items such as bonding, police reforms or how to distribute the federal CARES Act funds to local governments. It was a frustrating finish, especially considering the lack of accomplishments during the regular . . .

20 Jun ‘20

CGMC President: Special session a ‘train wreck;’ Minnesotans ‘deserve better’

2020-06-20T08:42:01-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Special Session|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the conclusion of the Minnesota Legislature’s special session: “The special session was a train wreck. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and recent civil unrest, Minnesotans need strong state . . .

19 Jun ‘20

10-day application period for small business relief grants starts June 23

2020-06-19T15:27:58-05:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Special Session|

This week, the Legislature approved and Governor Walz signed a $60.3 million appropriation for grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with $31.25 million dedicated to small businesses in Greater Minnesota. Today, DEED announced that the application period will open on June 23 and close at 5:00pm on . . .

16 Jun ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Urge Gov. Walz, Minnesota House to approve $841M in CARES Act funding for local governments

2020-06-16T15:58:30-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, COVID-19, News, News and Events|

This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to distribute $841 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds (the “CARES Act”) to local governments. Click here to see how much money your city would receive under the bill. At this point, we do not know when the House will take up this . . .

12 Jun ‘20

News Release: Special session must not adjourn until Legislature passes a bonding bill

2020-06-12T13:36:42-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Special Session, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew A large public works package is needed to help Greater Minnesota communities — and the entire state — rebound from COVID-19 pandemic ST. PAUL—As state legislators prepare to tackle a laundry list of items during a special session that began today, Greater Minnesota city . . .

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