The Minnesota Senate convened the 2020 Sixth Special Session. To open the session, the Senate elected Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) as the Minnesota Senate President, making him the first member of the minority party to be president.
Due to budget shortfalls, it was announced Friday that the Minnesota Corrections Facilities in Togo and Willow River are slated to close. These facilities have a track record of success in rehabilitation and providing opportunities for incarcerated Minnesotans and provide… Read More »Senator Tomassoni Calls for Special Session to Immediately Pass Supplemental Budget
Sen. Tomassoni, Sen. Bakk, Sen. Latz and Sen. Simonson Joint Statement on the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87, after a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights, equality, and a more just world. The second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, she left her mark… Read More »Sen. Tomassoni, Sen. Bakk, Sen. Latz and Sen. Simonson Joint Statement on the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Minnesota Department of Health will be hosting two days of community testing for COVID-19 at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Chisholm next week. The testing will be open to everyone, including those without symptoms, and will be free.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced that the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, June 23 until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday July 2.
To help communities in northern Minnesota respond to the COVID-19 crisis, North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army will be participating in the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative this summer. This initiative will help AmeriCorps members serve in critical roles such as supporting food shelves, assisting homeless individuals, providing child care, assisting older adults and other important roles.