NDSU distributes more than $3 million to students

Eligible students were able to apply for a grant up to $600.

FARGO, N.D.–Students at North Dakota State University have received $3,359,788 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The funds were distributed to 7,874 students starting May 14. Eligible students were able to apply for a grant up to $600. In order to be eligible for the grants, students must meet the following requirements: Enrolled at least…

Governor Walz approves $62 million for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Businesses with 50 or less employees can apply for up to $10,000.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on Tuesday approving $62 million in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bill includes $60 million from the federal CARES Act and $2.5 million from DEED’s Emergency Loan Program. Half of the funding will go to Greater Minnesota businesses, at least $10 million will go to minority-owned businesses, $2.5 million…

ND Colleges Receive Second Half of Cares Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and universities.

NORTH DAKOTA–The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the second half of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to colleges and universities in North Dakota. The funding was awarded to higher education institutions to fund IT programs which support remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and…

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program Offers Help to Minnesotans Struggling to Pay Energy Bills

New applicants have until July 1 to apply.

SAINT PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Energy Assistance Program is available to help Minnesotans struggling to pay energy bills. The department encourages the newly unemployed, households with young children, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors to apply for the program. The Energy Assistance Program helps low-income homeowners and renters by paying grant money directly to utility companies or heating…

North Dakota FFA Awards $21,000 to Support Students Across State

Left to right: Mikayla Wolfe (Tioga), Anna Stoppleworth (Kindred), Ethan Schaffner (Napoleon), Trenton Erbele (Napoleon) and Ben Van Berkom (Des Lacs-Burlington).BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota FFA Foundation has awarded $21,000 to high school students across the state to aid in their agricultural business or projects. A total of 21 students received a $1,000 grant through the Bakk Farm Supervised Agricultural Experience…

How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Fargo-Moorhead

The mayor says there won't be any immediate effects

FARGO, N.D. — With almost two weeks into the government shutdown, you may be wondering how it might affect the city of Fargo. The mayor says the shutdown doesn’t have any immediate effects, but if it goes on for a couple of months, there could be some delays in funding. Grants for projects involving transportation, arts and culture, and community grants…

Changes Coming to the Minnesota State Fair

The projects will be funded through State Fair operating revenue and grants from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation

  REGIONAL — The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is getting an $11.1 million face-lift. The State Fair’s board of managers on Sunday approved $7.2 million in capital improvements and $3.8 million in maintenance projects for the coming year. The work will include construction of a new restroom and new pet exhibition area, improvements to the livestock complex and upgrades to infrastructure….

Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…