It’s not too early to apply for winter heating assistance. Alison Trouy is with Minnesota Energy Resources:

“We have a chart on our website which is Minnesotaenergyresources.com that has a breakdown of the income requirements. And you are actually going to apply through the designated provider in your county. And we have a link where you can figure out who that provider is.”

Trouy says you don’t have to be behind on your heating bill to apply.