Press Releases

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Press Releases

Press Releases
Title Year
State Auditor Blaha releases Hmong College Prep Academy Investigative Report - October 18, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2021 Performance Measurement Program Report - October 12, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2020 Asset Forfeiture Report - August 19, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha to Attend Minnesota Farmfest on August 4 2021
Auditor Blaha Releases 2020 Local Government Lobbying Services Report - July 29, 2021 2021
Agreement Advances Important Forfeiture Reforms - June 27, 2021 2021
Auditor Blaha Releases Special Districts Report - June 23, 2021 2021
OSA Supports Local Governments with 2021 Accounting System Update - June 4, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2021 City Budgets Summary Report - May 12, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Volunteer Fire Relief Association Financial and Investment Report - May 7, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha Statement on Timeline for Ending Executive Orders - May 6, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2021 County Budgets Summary Report - April 27, 2021 2021
Statement from State Auditor Julie Blaha on Derek Chauvin Verdict - April 20, 2021 2021
Memo to Press: Available Tools on Updated OSA Website - April 9, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases 2021 State of Main Street - March 10, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha to Present the 2021 State of Main Street - For March 10, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Annual Financial Report on Minnesota Cities - February 26, 2021 2021
Auditor Blaha to Testify in Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform - For February 11, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Tax Increment Financing Legislative Report - February 11, 2021 2021
Auditor Blaha to Testify in Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform - February 3, 2021 2021
State Auditor Julie Blaha releases the 2021 City and Town Accounting System (CTAS) Update - January 13, 2021 2021
State Auditor Blaha to Release the 2019 Municipal Liquor Store Report - For December 18, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2019 Municipal Liquor Store Report - December 18, 2020 2020
Dialing Back will Save Lives - November 19, 2020 2020
Local Governments Rise to the Occasion - November 12, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2019 Town Finances Report - November 12, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2020 Performance Measurement Program Report - October 27, 2020 2020
Statement from State Auditor Blaha on Passage of the Bonding Bill - October 15, 2020 2020
Minnesota’s Peacetime Emergency is Still Needed - October 12, 2020 2020
Press Advisory: State Auditor Julie Blaha to Release 2019 Asset Forfeiture Report - For September 2, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2019 Asset Forfeiture Report - September 2, 2020 2020
SBI Moves to Increase Racial Equity in the Investment World - August 26, 2020 2020
Localized, Data Driven Approach Key to School Plans - July 30, 2020 2020
It's Time to Come Together on Masks - July 22, 2020 2020
“The Science is Clear: Masks Work” –Auditor Blaha - July 13, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2019 Local Government Lobbying Services Report - July 9, 2020 2020
Auditor Blaha Statement on CARES Act Funding for Local Governments - June 25, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases 2020 City and Town Accounting System (CTAS) Update - June 17, 2020 2020
Advisory: State Auditor Blaha to Release Robbinsdale School District Petition Audit Report - For June 15, 2020 2020
Auditor Blaha Releases Petition Audit Report for Robbinsdale Area Schools - June 15, 2020 2020
Peacetime Emergency Extension is Critical to Communities Across Minnesota - June 12, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2020 City Budgets Summary Report - June 3, 2020 2020
Healing Our Communities - May 29, 2020 2020
State Investments Are Key to Main Street’s Recovery - May 29, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases 2020 County Budgets Summary Report - May 20, 2020 2020
The Peacetime Emergency is More Than Just One Order - May 13, 2020 2020
Advisory: State Auditor Blaha to Join Midwest State Auditors to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Local Government - May 7, 2020 2020
Auditor Blaha Joined Midwest Auditors to Discuss COVID-19 Impact on Local Government - May 7, 2020 2020
We Need to Maintain Social Distancing while Easing Restrictions - May 1, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Annual Financial Report on Minnesota Special Districts - April 30, 2020 2020
Course Corrections, Fixes, and Updates are Indicators of Vigilance - April 24, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Reacts to Continuation of Distance Learning with Empathy, Gratitude, and Hope - April 23, 2020 2020
“When we say ‘we are all in this together’, all means all.” - April 22, 2020 2020
Minnesotans' Discipline is Paying Off - April 17, 2020 2020
Every Key Indicator Points in the Same Direction: Keep Going - April 8, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha releases Annual Financial Report on Minnesota Counties - March 31, 2020 2020
Statement from State Auditor Julie Blaha on Governor Walz’s Executive Order to Extend Local Government Reporting Requirements - March 27, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Volunteer Fire Relief Association Financial and Investment Report - March 26, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha's statement on Governor Walz's Stay at Home Executive Order - March 25, 2020 2020
Statement from State Auditor on Today’s Executive Council Meeting - March 23, 2020 2020
Statement from State Auditor on Today’s Executive Council Meeting - March 20, 2020 2020
Statement from Auditor Blaha on 3/18 Executive Council Decisions - March 18, 2020 2020
Statement from State Auditor Julie Blaha on Executive Council Meeting - March 17,2020 2020
OSA Statement on COVID-19 - March 13, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha releases Annual Financial Report on Minnesota Cities - March 11, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Tax Increment Financing Legislative Report: OSA Helps Return $6.1 Million to Counties - March 5, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha to review trends and release recommendations to keep our local government finances stable - February 10, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha releases recommendations to keep our local government finances stable - February 12, 2020 2020
State Auditor Julie Blaha to Hold "State of Main Street Listening Tour" Across Minnesota - January 13, 2020 2020
State Auditor Blaha Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - December 11, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases 2018 Town Finances Report - November 22, 2019 2019
Auditor Blaha to Meet with Local Officials in Northeast Minnesota - October 15, 2019 2019
Auditor Blaha to meet with local officials in Northwest Minnesota over the course of two days - October 7, 2019 2019
State Auditor (and Award Winning Crop Artist) Julie Blaha at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 30 - August 30, 2019 2019
State Auditor Blaha to Release 2018 Asset Forfeiture Report - August 15, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases 2018 Asset Forfeiture Report - August 15, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Financial Report on Minnesota’s Special Districts - August 8, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases 2018 Lobbying Report - May 14, 2019 2019
The Office of the State Auditor is turning a corner - April 16, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Releases Annual County Finances Report - April 9, 2019 2019
State Auditor Julie Blaha Concerned with Health of Firefighters - March 11, 2019 2019
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - June 28, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - June 12, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - May 7, 2018 2018
Statement from State Auditor Rebecca Otto on Supreme Court Ruling - April 18, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - April 12, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report of Volunteer Fire Relief Associations - March 21, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Annual County Finances Report - March 8, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - March 5, 2018 2018
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - December 28, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases 2016 Town Finances Report - November 14, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - November 7, 2017 2017
Statement from State Auditor Rebecca Otto - August 8, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases 2017 Local Government Performance Measurement Report - August 8, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Launches Infrastructure Stress Transparency Tool Version 2.0 - July 12, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - June 21, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - May 18, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - April 26, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - April 25, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Report Assessing the Adequacy of County Audits Performed by Private CPA Firms - April 3, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - March 30, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - March 28, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Annual County Finances Report - March 9, 2017 2017
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - December 19, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases 2015 Town Finances Report - November 15, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - October 27, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - July 21, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - July 14, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - May 12, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - May 5, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - March 31, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - February 25, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - February 22, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Launches Infrastructure Stress Transparency Tool - February 17, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - January 27, 2016 2016
State Auditor Otto Releases 2014 Town Finances Report - November 18, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - October 21, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - August 27, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - July 21, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - June 1, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - April 1, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - March 10, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - February 5, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - January 15, 2015 2015
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - December 23, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases 2013 Town Finances Report - November 17, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - August 28, 2014 2014
State Auditor Rebecca Otto Receives National Award - August 11, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - June 23, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - June 4, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - May 7, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Named One of Most Influential Professionals in Government Auditing - March 27, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - March 20, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - March 12, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - January 31, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - January 27, 2014 2014
State Auditor Otto Releases 2012 Town Finances Report - November 21, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - November 18, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Best Practices Review - October 14, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases 2013 Local Government Performance Measurement Report - August 16, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Becomes President of National Organization - July 26, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - July 17, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - May 8, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - April 1, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - March 14, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - March 7, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - February 6, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - January 10, 2013 2013
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - December 19, 2012 2012
New Members Appointed to Council on Local Results and Innovation - November 21, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases 2011 Town Finances Report - November 15, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Special Districts Finance Report - September 18, 2012 2012
State Auditor Releases Performance Measurement Report - September 10, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Lobbying Report - June 25, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - April 23, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - March 27, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - March 15, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - March 5, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - February 2, 2012 2012
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - December 22, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases 2010 Town Finances Report - November 16, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Special Districts - August 11, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on 2010 Local Government Lobbying Costs - July 14, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases County Finances Report - April 21, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Municipal Liquor Store Report - March 31, 2011 2011
Collaborative Governance Council Releases Report to Legislature - March 15, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - March 3, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Financial and Investment Report - March 2, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Best Practices Review - February 16, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report -- January 26, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Town Finances Report - January 6, 2011 2011
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - December 9, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Special Districts - December 8, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Chosen by National Organization for Three Committees - October 5, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - July 19, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto to Convene Council on Local Results and Innovation - July 1, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Elected to Serve on National Executive Committee - June 22, 2010 2010
Auditor Otto Meets with Finance Professionals from Argentina - June 14, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto to Chair Collaborative Governance Council - June 2, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on 2009 Local Government Lobbying Costs - May 26, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases County Finances Report - April 27, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Follow-Up Report to National Award-Winning Report - March 22, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases 2008 Municipal Liquor Store Report - March 4, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - February 8, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - January 14, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota City Finances - January 14, 2010 2010
National Organization Names State Auditor Otto to Program Committee - January 4, 2010 2010
State Auditor Otto Releases 2008 Minnesota Town Finances Report - November 19, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Special District Finances - October 1, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Criminal Forfeitures Report - August 6, 2009 2009
National Organization Names State Auditor Otto Committee Chair - July 20, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on 2008 Local Government Lobbying Services - June 10, 2009 2009
State Auditor Rebecca Otto to Receive National Award - May 11, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - April 27, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases 2007 Municipal Liquor Store Report - February 24, 2009 2009
Investigation by State Auditor’s Office Leads to Charges in Norman County - February 6, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota City Finances - January 15, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - January 15, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report - January 14, 2009 2009
State Auditor Otto Releases 2007 Minnesota Town Finances Report - December 31, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases 2007 Criminal Forfeitures Report - December 22, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Special District Finances - November 20, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on 2007 Local Government Lobbying Services - September 18, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - August 8, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Welcomes New Communications Director - July 17, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on City Finances - July 11, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Best Practices Review on Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government - July 2, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases City Summary Budget Report for 2007/2008 - June 24, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases County Summary Budget Report for 2007/2008 - June 3, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases 2006 Municipal Liquor Store Report - April 29, 2008 2008
Office of the State Auditor to Hold TIF Workshops in Bemidji, St. Cloud, and New Ulm - April 29, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota Town Finances - April 23, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Volunteer Fire Relief Associations - April 15, 2008 2008
Office of the State Auditor to Hold Training Sessions for Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations - February 25, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases 2006 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report - January 29, 2008 2008
Office of the State Auditor Makes a Big Change - January 17, 2008 2008
Office of the State Auditor to Conduct Best Practices Review on "Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government" - January 17, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Public Pensions - January 15, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on 2006 Local Government Lobbying Services - January 10, 2008 2008
State Auditor Otto Convenes Minnesota Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group - October 23, 2007 2007
State Auditor Otto Releases Report on Minnesota County Finances - September 5, 2007 2007
Office of the State Auditor to Hold "TIF Basics" Training Sessions - August 14, 2007 2007
Office of the State Auditor to Hold Summer Short Courses on CTAS - July 2, 2007 2007
Office of the State Auditor to Hold Tax Increment Financing Workshops - June 21, 2007 2007
State Auditor Otto Releases 2006 Criminal Forfeitures Report - June 12, 2007 2007
Office of the State Auditor to Hold Training Sessions for Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Associations - February 21, 2007 2007
Office of the State Auditor to Hold 2007 Tax Increment Financing Seminar on March 15th - February 15, 2007 2007
State Auditor Otto Announces Leadership Team - February 12, 2007 2007