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Ruth Simpson 26 Oct, 2018

MAT Annual Educational Conference and Business

Township Officials Meet in Duluth for MAT’s 85th Annual Educational Conference and Business Meeting Nov. 15-17, 2018 T...

MAT Staff 23 Aug, 2018

MAT Announces David Hann as New Executive Direc

The Minnesota Association of Townships is excited to announce that David W. Hann has been chosen as its new Executive Di...

MAT Staff 13 Aug, 2018

Data Request from American Transparency

Townships across the state recently began receiving a data request from a group called American Transparency, (Minnesota...

MAT Staff 25 Jun, 2018

New Guidance from Secretary of State

The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office has provided the following instructions for election officials when dealing wi...

Ruth Simpson 26 Apr, 2018

Free septic system and well management workshop

The University of Minnesota Onsite Sewage Treatment Program and the Minnesota Department of Health are offering FREE sep...

MAT Staff 06 Feb, 2018

Beware – Email Phishing Scams Sent to Tow

MAT has received several reports of fraudulent emails asking the recipient to transfer money from the town's account. Th...

MAT Staff 01 Feb, 2018

Poison Hemlock now added to Updated 2018 Noxiou

See the commissioner’s order on this page approving NWAC’s recommendation for poison hemlock.  It is now a Prohibited No...

MAT Staff 11 Jan, 2018

Board of Appeal and Equalization Update

All local and county boards of appeal and equalization must have at least one trained member by February 1, 2018. If the...

MAT Staff 20 Dec, 2017

IRS news release regarding the 2018 federal mil

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MAT Staff 14 Dec, 2017

2018 MNDNR Parks and Trails Applications

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minne...

MAT Staff 12 Dec, 2017

What You Need to Know for the 2020 Census: Orga

Census 2020: Seminars to help counties Insure a complete count. It may seem hard to believe, but it’s already time to...

MAT Staff 28 Nov, 2017

Application for the 2018 Noxious Weed and Invas

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that the grant application has been approved for the 2018...