Gregg Peppin saw his late father’s name on the Missing Money website, which the state uses to connect people with their cash. He got pretty excited, yet months later, the Rogers resident is still waiting for a $5,000 check.
“A son or a daughter or an aunt or an uncle who are trying to do this, I understand why there’s $650 million in that account. People are not going to do this for $100 or $200 or $300, they’re just not. You’re going to go, ‘Forget it,’” said Peppin, a longtime political consultant.Read More →
It’s like winning the lottery without buying a ticket. But, odds are, you may never see the payout.
The Minnesota Commerce Department holds a $650 million jackpot of unclaimed property — mainly lost funds held by the state — waiting for tens of thousands of Minnesotans to redeem.
It’s not the government’s money. State law requires the unclaimed cash to be kept in perpetuity for the rightful owner. The state contracts with the Missing Money website to connect people with their unclaimed money, but few Minnesotans hear about it.Read More →
Critics say a proposed legislative fix violates the spirit of the law against special legislation for corporations and undercuts options for landowners who may rethink their involvement with wind developers.
The controversy focuses on the 82-megawatt Black Oak wind farm — on the drawing board in Stearns County since 2008. State law requires that wind energy projects be operational within seven years. If not, landowners with the seven-year itch can renegotiate or reconsider their options.Read More →
A proposed Gulfport aquarium would get $24.5 million if a pair of bond bills are signed by Mississippi Gov. Phil BryantRead More →
State legislators adjourned this month without funding critical public works projects, including a senior center infested with mold, a veterans home that is out of compliance with the fire code, and a treacherous highway with more fatalities than any in the state.Read More →