Breaking news, legislative updates, current events and world news found to be pertinent to townships will be found in this section.

Steve Fenske 27 May, 2020

New Election Law to Address COVID-19

One of the COVID-19 issues considered by the Legislature this year was how to address the State Primary Election on Augu...

Steve Fenske 22 May, 2020

Guidance from State Fire Marshal on Building Oc

As townships return to in-person meetings, they must continue to maintain appropriate social distance among all attendee...

MAT Staff 21 May, 2020

LTAP Virtual Workshop: Current Practices for Li

Minnesota has thousands of miles of gravel and dirt-surfaced roads, and most of them are maintained by counties and town...

MAT Staff 21 May, 2020

Rural Grant Guide now available

Grants to Support Projects in Rural Areas This guide identifies potential funding opportunities to support community ...

MAT Staff 20 May, 2020

Teleconference Call with Gov. Walz and Township

MAT leaders and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz held a teleconference call with township officers on Tuesday, May 19, 2020....

MAT Staff 14 May, 2020

COVID-19 and Operating the Township (May, 14th

This article addresses how townships may hold board meetings, operate during the emergency, protections for employees su...

MAT Staff 05 May, 2020

NATaT Coronavirus Update (updated 5/4/2020)

The Administration and lawmakers postured ahead of a possible new round of coronavirus relief. President Trump said any ...

MAT Staff 01 May, 2020

MAT Conference Call recording from 4/30/2020 re

The Minnesota Association of Townships hosted a conference call with township officials in regards to the latest looseni...

MAT Staff 01 May, 2020

A Framework for Safely Returning to Work

A framework for safely returning to work Today, Governor Tim Walz reviewed a framework for evaluating when it is safe t...

MAT Staff 15 Apr, 2020

Current and Former Frontier Customers May be El

Current and former customers of Frontier Communications may be eligible for rebates or bill credits for past service qua...

MAT Staff 08 Apr, 2020

MN State Auditor Providing Reporting Extensions

The Minnesota State Auditor, in light of what is going on with the pandemic, are providing an automatic 45-day extension...

MAT Staff 08 Apr, 2020

Message from Minnesota Department of Agricultur

Dear Township Officers, Under Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-20, food and agriculture are considered critical sec...