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Bemidji Fire receives sizable grant

The Bemidji Fire Department was recently awarded a sizable grant from the federal government. According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, the $321,527 Assistance to Firefighter Grant was awarded from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The grant dollars will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus devices, which will provide…


MFIP families will see an increase in cash assistance

The maximum cash grant for the Minnesota Family Investment Program will increase for the first time since 1986 beginning tomorrow. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, MFIP provides temporary income support and employment services to families with children experiencing poverty. This increase, proposed by the Walz-Flanagan Administration, was approved by…

DHS Cancels Request for Health Care Proposals

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- The Minnesota Department of Human Services told health plans it is canceling its request for proposals for health coverage for families and children in 80 Greater Minnesota counties across the state. Instead, DHS will enter into negotiations to renew the current contracts for next year.  For more than…

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