State legislators were present during the Beltrami County Work Session and they were able to provide more insight into the COVID relief package passed in the Minnesota Legislature Monday.
The $216 million package includes $88 million directly to various businesses, and almost another $115 million to flow through counties.
Recently re-elected 2A representative Matt Grossell said the package is more of a bandage than a real solution.
Beltrami County is poised to receive around $930,000, which will be distributed to struggling businesses identified by the county.
The county board also presented their legislative priorities, which included projected a transportation funding shortfall, due to a lack of travel and with it a lack of gas tax revenues, as well as continued work to expand childcare access in northern Minnesota.