Bemidji Pioneer: Northwest Minnesota Foundation receives child care grant

EXCERPT: “Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove recently announced the recipients of Child Care Economic Development Grants. A total of $727,500 was awarded to 11 organizations throughout Minnesota to increase families’ access to quality child care. The Northwest Minnesota Foundation, based in Bemidji, received $85,000. ‘Too many families, particularly in Greater Minnesota, have no way to access child care that fits their needs,’ Flanagan said in a release. ‘We need nearly 80,000 additional child care slots statewide to meet Minnesota families’ needs. That’s why we’re making critical investments across the state to ensure all families can access quality child care.'” FULL STORY: