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Organization: State of Minnesota

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: Minnesota was recently named the “Best-Run State” in the nation. Learn more about why our state is #1.

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Related PlanScape Status on: Addiction, Aging, Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Mental Health

July 13, 2020 openBeam.net: Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response

2020-07-13: Following the advice of public health experts, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to critical issues stemming from COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state. The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the impacts of this pandemic.

In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
pandemic in Minnesota.  
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April 25, 2020 openBeam.net: April news: Tech access, COVID website, 9.8M for Child Care Support, Homemade masks to congregate care facilities Worthington Plant Closure, National Volunteer Week, Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup, Outdoor Recreation, Mental Health

2020-04-24: 

New website, Department of Employment and Economic Development began sending assistance to self-employed people and independent contractors under the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Technology for students

2020-04-19

  • 9.8M for Child Care Support,
  • Homemade masks to congregate care facilities
  • Worthington Plant Closure
  • National Volunteer Week

2020-04-17

  • Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Mental Health

2020-04-14

Today, Governor Walz emphasized his support for a series of proposals moving through the legislature to help Minnesotans weather COVID-19. The proposals will ensure that Minnesotans will be able to use Medicaid and MinnesotaCare to receive care at temporary COVID-19 care sites; allow anyone who is uninsured to be eligible for medical assistance coverage; and clarify that telephone care is telemedicine, streamlining remote visits for Minnesotans.

2020-04-13

Today, Governor Tim Walz extended Minnesota's peace time emergency in Minnesota for 30 days. A peace time emergency allows Minnesota to convene many of the public health and economic relief measures it has implemented to help Minnesotans weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Minnesota's actions have saved lives, but the threat of COVID-19 remains,” said Governor Walz. “The
next stages of this pandemic are going to challenge us – an extension of Minnesota’s peace
time emergency will allow us to protect Minnesotans’ health and well being and continue to respond effectively to this rapidly-evolving situation.”

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April 10, 2020 TBD: Updates from the Governor

Updates from the Governor

Like many Minnesotans, Governor Walz will observe the holidays with his family this weekend. Our thoughts are with Minnesotans across faith communities who would typically be spending upcoming religious holidays with extended family and friends. We ask Minnesotans to remember that as hard as social distancing is during this season, it’s still important and will help ensure our neighbors and loved ones stay safe

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April 02, 2020 openBeam.net: Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 27, 2020 openBeam.net: Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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September 04, 2020: Olmsted County, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and United Way partner to ensure a complete count

  Olmsted County, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), and United Way are partnering to ensure a complete count and asking all residents to complete the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census self-response period is set to end Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 23, 2020: Youth & Whole Families August 2020 Status

 Triton Public School District partnership with Diversity Council on equity initiative for student success. 

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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Lvl 1: Addiction ; Aging ; Arts & Culture ; Basic Needs ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Education ; Mental Health

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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