State Compliance with Federal Financial Requirements (Mar 24)
The following reports provide our conclusions related to the state’s compliance with federal program requirements. The reports include findings related to internal control weaknesses and noncompliance with federal program requirements:
We found that the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) has not adequately overseen the loans and grants it awards for economic development. In addition, we found that the Giants Ridge Resort, which is owned by the IRRRB, has had large and growing operating losses for many years. We also found that the law establishing the composition and powers of the IRRRB Board is vulnerable to a constitutional challenge. We make recommendations to improve IRRRB economic-development efforts and outline options that would reduce the risk of a constitutional challenge to the IRRRB Board structure.MnDOT Highway Project Selection (Mar 14)
We found that the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s processes for selecting trunk highway projects are not transparent. In particular, MnDOT has chosen projects under the Corridors of Commerce program subjectively and in a manner not fully consistent with the law. We recommend that the department increase transparency and fix the Corridors of Commerce selection process.
Financial AuditInternal Controls Over Statewide Financial Reporting (Feb 11)
Parks and Trails Fund (Feb 11)
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (Feb 11)