Category: News to Watch

MNDOT: New study shows Minnesota’s public airports generate $18.2 billion in annual economic activity

EXCERPT: “Minnesota’s public airport system generates $18.2 billion in annual economic activity statewide, according to a new study the Minnesota Department of Transportation released today that details the economic impact of the state’s 133 public airports. The Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study documents the broad economic impacts of the statewide system, and provides detailed ...

Minne Inno: Launch MN Creates Network of Innovation Hubs Throughout the State

EXCERPT: “Launch Minnesota announced this week that it awarded grants to six organizations that will create regional hubs to establish a network that will advance Minnesota’s startup ecosystem. The seven selected organizations, along with nearly 60 program partners, will form the Launch Minnesota Network to help Minnesota-based high-tech startups take their businesses from concept to launch. ‘The ...

Children’s Minnesota Expands Neonatal Virtual Care Services

EXCERPT: “Children’s Minnesota is launching neonatal virtual care partnerships with six hospitals across Minnesota and in Wisconsin. Physicians at partnering locations now have 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise, the highest designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Recently, Children’s Minnesota neonatology program was also ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report . . . Partnering hospitals ...

Finance & Commerce: Coworking is regional affair in Greater Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Far from the big names such as Industrious and WeWork, Greater Minnesota coworking providers are finding ways to make smaller communities and greater distances work for them. From Winona to Moorhead, small local coworking outfits, many sponsored by local governments or nonprofit groups, are meeting the demand for flexible work space. And while they don’t ...

Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota considers raising water permit fees

EXCERPT: “Cities, industries and some livestock farmers could pay more for water quality permit fees under a proposal by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The MPCA says revenue from the fees has not kept pace with its costs to administer the permits, which cover city and industrial stormwater and wastewater, septic systems and livestock feedlots. Most of ...

MinnPost: 2020 Legislature: Rural focus shifts from general aid to funding for water projects, bridge and road repairs

EXCERPT: “During the last few legislative sessions, several groups that represent cities in Greater Minnesota unified around a major request: more money for Local Government Aid, the longstanding cost-sharing program that helps cities cover their expenses. That campaign paid off as Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation that boosted the amount of money put into the program ...