The State Emergency Operations Center has established a public hotline for Minnesotans with propane issues or questions. The Hotline operates Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Residents with questions about the current propane situation or who are in danger of running out of heating oil can call 800-657-3504. Consumers who need financial assistance to pay heating bills may find help through the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program. Money is available for households that have not already applied. To find out more on LIEAP visit the department of commerce website at or call 800-657-3710.