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Telephone discounts can help local residents

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) is helping Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in spreading the word about Lifeline and the Telephone Assistance Program (TAP) for low-income Minnesotans. Lifeline is a federal program for land and cell phones, and TAP is a state-funded program. Both help make phone service more affordable through discounts to […] Read more

Senate Bonding Committee Heading to the Iron Range

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Capital Investment Committee (also known as the Bonding Committee) will be in Northeast Minnesota from Sept. 15-17. The third day of the tour will comprise visits to the Soudan Underground Mine State Park and Hibbing Community College where the committee will hear from eight groups in the region all requesting […] Read more

High Profile Laws Going into Effect July 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Starting July 1, qualifying patients will be able to receive their first dose of legal medical marijuana at two centers located in the Twin Cities. Several other sites will be opening next year including one in Hibbing and St. Cloud. The new law means relief is finally here for families who […] Read more

CNBC Ranks Minnesota #1 Top State for Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a surprise announcement unveiled Wednesday afternoon, CNBC ranked Minnesota the top state in the nation for business, up from number six just last year. The cable news network used 10 categories to rank states, with the workforce coming in as the biggest factor, followed by the cost of doing business […] Read more

Senate Environment and Jobs Bill Represents Big Wins for Greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Omnibus Bill continues this session’s trend of placing greater emphasis on jobs and economic development in rural parts of the state. The bill passed the Senate Floor on a 37 to 22 vote on Wednesday. Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) carried the bill as Chair […] Read more