Community & Business Resources


Reopening of Kanabec County Courthouse and other county buildings press release. (6/22/2020)


Visit the StaySafeMN website for a list of resources and guideance issued by Minnesota Department of Health for individuals and businesses.


Mental Health Resources: Kanabec County
Click Here to find a list of Mental Health Resources in Kanabec County


#StaySafeMN does NOT mean staying in an unsafe home. If you are in danger call 911. There are resources available to help you or someone you care about. 


Below is a comprehensive list of resources for businesses in East Central Minnesota complied by East Central Regional Development Commission.
East Central Minnesota Pandemic Business Resource Guide


Beginning May 27, 2020 the Minnesota Department of Health release guidance on hosting faith based services. Click on the link below to read the guidance. Guidance on Hosting Faith-Based Services 


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). That law includes several changes that may affect your eligibility for unemployment benefits. These changes include:

  • $600/week additional compensation for people receiving unemployment benefits.
  • A new benefit program for workers who are unemployed as a result of COVID-19 who are NOT eligible for regular unemployment benefits.
  • An extension of unemployment benefits for up to 13 weeks.

Minnesota was one of the first states in the nation to implement the $600/week additional compensation. The first week for which you can get the additional $600 is the week beginning March 29th. You could request the week of March 29th on or after April 5th. 


Business Resources from Kanabec County EDA can be found by clicking here.


Emergency Executive Orders Issued by Governor Walz - Link to all Executive Orders


Emergency Declaration Issued in Kanabec County by Board of Commissioners on March 25, 2020. Click here to read declaration.



U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans now available
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in our economy, but we know small businesses have been particularly hard hit. That’s why Governor Walz requested an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration from the SBA earlier this week.  

Now, online applications for these loans are open to Minnesota businesses at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/  

A few more details: 
This program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and private non-profits. 
These loans can go toward working capital to meet needs including payroll, accounts payable, and fixed debt payments that can’t be paid due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The current interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The non-profit rate is 2.75%. These loans have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years. 

For more information visit the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan web page.