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03/03/09: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

Nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Minnesota are looking to the stimulus package for an infusion of funding, writes Patrick Garmoe of the Duluth News Tribune.

The Superior National Forest could be one of the first places to receive aid from the federal stimulus package, reports Marshall Helmberger of the Ely Timberjay.  $1.5 billion of the bill is slated for national forests.

According to the Hastings Star-Gazette, the shipping season in the upper Mississippi is expected to open late this year as a result of too much ice.

Hubbard County is increasing revenue by seizing cash, vehicles and other assets from convicted drug dealers and drunk drivers, writes Sarah Smith of the Park Rapids Enterprise.

The Tri-County Action Program is expecting a chunk of the federal stimulus package intended to help make homes more energy efficient, reports Kristi Marohn of the Saint Cloud Times.

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