GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It's warmer out today than it has been- but living in Minnesota we know that will always change.

And staying warm in our climate, isn't cheap, but there is help especially for those who may be on fixed incomes.

Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program offers an important financial safety net for Minnesota seniors (homeowners or renters) with limited or fixed incomes who may need help paying their winter heating bills.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Jessica Loomen shared her advice.