Sen. Sieben to Host Forum on Homestead Credit Changes

Sen. Katie Sieben will host a forum on Wednesday, November 30 in Hastings about the Market Value Homestead Credit change and how that change will affect homeowner and business property taxes next year. The forum will be held in the Community Room at Hastings City Hall from 6-7 p.m. Matt Massman, the Deputy Commissioner of […] Read more

Metro Council Plans for Our Region

Do you ever wonder who operates the region’s bus system? What about the collection and treatment of wastewater? Why we have the best regional parks and trails in America? Thanks to the Metropolitan Council, which was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1967, many citizens and representatives from area local governments work together to develop […] Read more

Low Income Heating Assistance

Minnesota is set to receive $73 million in energy assistance funding for low income Minnesotans. The federal funds come from the Low-Income Heat Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and will be administered by the state through the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is designed to ensure families have heat in their homes over the […] Read more

Energy Assistance Funds Available

State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL- Chisholm) urged area residents to apply for energy assistance funds if they need help paying their heating bills this winter. “With our persistent unemployment rates, more and more families need help keeping up with their heating bills,” Tomassoni said. “This year, Minnesota will receive more than $73 million for home […] Read more

Veterans Day

The following quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower is an important reminder that freedom is not free. Rather, it is something that the United States has to earn every day. “Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a […] Read more

Weatherizing Your Home

Winter is right around the corner. This means Minnesotans will soon be bundling up, enjoying hot cocoa on a cold night, getting back to ice skating, sledding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and many other winter activities. Unfortunately, the cold weather also means using more energy to heat our homes and higher heating […] Read more