22, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce today announced a first-of-its-kind competitive grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations working to advance the dream of successful homeownership for Minnesota families.
16, 2012 - In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season.
09, 2012 - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and Commissioner of Commerce Mike Rothman today jointly announced Minnesota’s participation in a national mortgage settlement through which Minnesota borrowers will be eligible for up to $280 million. This includes up to $113 million in monetary and refinancing relief to borrowers, and up to $167 million in principal reductions and other homeowner relief, according to national estimates.
07, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a letter to more than 9,000 licensed CPAs in Minnesota today, enlisting tax professionals in the fight against elder fraud and financial abuse.
02, 2012 - Following the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that interest rates are expected to remain low until at least late 2014, the Minnesota Department of Commerce today cautioned investors to beware of risky or outright fraudulent investments promising higher yield or returns.
30, 2012 - Following through on the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Financial Literacy Action Plan released last October, Commissioner Mike Rothman invited the heads of nine state agencies to the Department for a first of its kind Interagency Work Group on Financial Literacy at 3:00pm this afternoon. Agencies invited to participate in the work group have existing programs, outreach efforts, or other interests in financial literacy.
08, 2011 - As snow falls and road conditions turn icy, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman issued a consumer alert today, providing simple tips to help consumers stay safe and insured on Minnesota roads this winter.