1130 AM LRN News

Application for a state-run grant program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic begins tomorrow. Eligible businesses can receive up to 15,000 dollars in reimbursement for expenses incurred during the shutdown. State Treasurer John Schroder calls it no strings attached, and expansive…

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Businesses must have a brick and mortar location and fewer than 50 employees to be eligible.

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry is warning residents of mystery seeds being delivered through the mail that may contain some sort of plant pest or disease.  Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the seeds have been received via unsolicited packages by people across the US, including Louisiana.

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Strain says he’s been in contact with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service about the issue.

A study from the career website Zippia polled 2,000 people nationwide to find out how likable their bosses are and the top things they hate about their bosses.  Head of content at Zippia Kathy Morris says the study indicates physical proximity is a factor as the further away a boss is, there is an increased chance that a worker will dislike them.

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SEC presidents and athletic directors will hold a series of virtual meetings this week to discuss fall sports plans. College football insider Brett McMurphy says because so many states are struggling to contain the coronavirus, it’s unlikely the college football season will kick off Labor Day weekend

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The PAC-12 and Big 10 have already made the decision to play conference only football schedules this season.