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DEED receives $288 million in bonding requests

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) says it has received 90 applications requesting a total $288.4 million in bonding projects. That's well more than what's available in a $47.5 million economic development fund set by the Legislature this year to pay for additional construction projects.

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$50 million in DEED fund sets off lobbying push

Last week the Department of Employment and Economic Development sent out a call for grant applications to spend almost $50 million. At stake was the latest pot of economic development dollars DEED will disburse this year, just another funding stream to be doled out to projects around the state.

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DFL votes pass GOP bonding bill

Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate have had two choices regarding their posture heading into the 2012 campaign season: Withhold votes on key bills to set up the claim that Republicans presided over a do-nothing session, or put up the votes to ensure passage of key initiatives and cry “job creation!”

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A bad week for McElroy, DEED

Between the brickbats from two prominent DFL state senators and a critical legislative auditor's report, the past few days have been decidedly unkind to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and its commissioner, Dan McElroy.

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