COVID-19 has shown how important access to broadband is for every Minnesotan now that we are being asked to work, learn, or receive care from home. Broadband is no different than any other basic utility that people need. It is an essential part of our daily lives. The Minnesota Speed . . .
On July 22, Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-81 (Order), which requires people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in certain settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective July 25, face coverings will be required for individuals in all indoor business and indoor public settings. The Order is . . .
This afternoon Gov. Walz announced Executive Order 20.81 a statewide mandate requiring people in Minnesota to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces and indoor businesses. Masks are also required in outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. The order will go into effect Friday, July 24 at 11:59 . . .
We need your input! The CGMC is conducting a survey of elected officials and city staff members to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has directly impacted Greater Minnesota cities and how it might continue to affect your community in the coming months and into the future. The information gleaned . . .
CGMC president ‘happy and relieved’ local governments will finally receive fair share of CARES Act funds
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:
The CGMC recently conducted a survey to get a better understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic directly impacts cities. The survey was sent to a broad list of city officials, and responses were collected between March 30 and April 6. Of the 134 respondents, 99 cities were represented: 70 CGMC . . .