Agency spokesman Monte Hanson said the staff is still going through the list to get a firm count. At least 30 of the applications came in on the day of the deadline.
Among Monday's applicants was the city of St. Paul, which is hoping for $27 million to build a new ballpark for the St. Paul Saints. The city has released part of its proposal to the state. The full application is hundreds of pages long, said city spokesman Joe Campbell.
A full list of the applicants, how much they've requested and what they hope to do with the state funds will be available Tuesday.
UPDATE: St. Paul's full 504-page grant application is now available to read online here: http://bit.ly/LDelyu
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.