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Governor Pawlenty announces Stay Warm Minnesota Campaign

December 08, 2008

Governor Pawlenty announces Stay Warm Minnesota Campaign

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2008
Contact: Bill Walsh (651) 296-7531

Governor Pawlenty announces Stay Warm Minnesota Campaign to help families this winter


(St. Paul, MN…) Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the Stay Warm Minnesota campaign that features a new website for information and resources to help Minnesota families get through another cold winter. The website www.staywarm.mn.gov is a collaborative effort between state government agencies, the state's major utilities, and several non profit organizations in the energy and social service fields.

"Minnesotans can take steps now to ensure a safe and comfortable winter," Governor Pawlenty said. "The Stay Warm partners have resources to help Minnesota families in these tough economic times and this new website provides a connection to those resources."

The Stay Warm website includes information on energy efficiency and conservation, heating assistance programs, winter safety tips and links to local, state and national energy websites. The collection of energy tips on a variety of topics is designed for homeowners and renters to help use energy wisely and efficiently. For families who meet certain income requirements, the website is a one stop shop for energy assistance programs from many different government and non-government sources.

The Office of Energy Security at the Minnesota Department of Commerce created the website with technical help from CenterPoint Energy. Other state agency partners include the Departments of Human Services, Housing, Public Safety, Public Utilities Commission and Pollution Control. Non-governmental partners include Xcel Energy, the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, the Minnesota Rural Electric Association, the Minnesota Propane Association, the Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association, the Salvation Army, and the Minnesota Community Action Partnership. 

Stay Warm Minnesota Campaign

Public Service Announcements

The following Public Service Announcements are available as mp3 files at http://www.staywarm.mn.gov/information.htm

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Every Minnesota family knows the challenges we face living here during our cold winters. But those challenges will be especially tough this winter with higher than average fuel prices and an uncertain economy.

There is help available at staywarm (dot) mn (dot) gov  - a website full of information on making your home more energy efficient, finding financial assistance and keeping safe and warm this winter.

Visit www (dot) stay warm (dot) mn (dot) gov for tips on how you can save energy this winter and find financial assistance.

By planning ahead, we can stay warm and be ready for winter.

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Will you have trouble keeping up with your heating bills this winter? Do you have a parent or grandparent or someone else living on a fixed income that might struggle to get through the winter?

There is help available at staywarm (dot) mn (dot) gov  - a website full of information on making your home more energy efficient, finding financial assistance and keeping safe and warm this winter.

Visit www (dot) stay warm (dot) mn (dot) gov for tips on how you can save energy this winter and find financial assistance.

By planning ahead, we can stay warm and be ready for winter.