Category: News

Minnesota Public Radio: County fair organizers across Minnesota face tough decisions

EXCERPT: “There won’t be a Washington County Fair this summer. Or a Freeborn County Fair in southern Minnesota. So far, about 1 in 3 Minnesota county fairs have been canceled for this summer, with more expected to follow in the wake of last week’s cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair. While 4-H is working on alternative ways for members to present ...

Brainerd Dispatch: Distance learning highlights broadband inequity

EXCERPT: “If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has done consistently, it has been to highlight weaknesses in various areas, whether that be hospital supplies, food processing businesses or, more locally, broadband access. There have been warnings about all of these weaknesses for years. Local governments and chambers of commerce, for example, have been brainstorming ...

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: DEED Awards $681,000 in Airport Infrastructure Grants

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $681,000 in grants to Alexandria, the Duluth Airport Authority and Elbow Lake. ‘These grants will create jobs and expand economic development opportunities in the Greater Minnesota communities receiving these grants,’ said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. ‘This is an important investment as Minnesota’s economy ...

KMSP-TV: Second round of flyovers planned Wednesday for greater Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Another round of Minnesota National Guard flyovers to honor essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled for Wednesday. Last week, the Guard performed flyovers over hospitals in the Twin Cities metro area. Now, they are planning to share their appreciation across locations throughout greater Minnesota and even parts of northern Wisconsin and the Upper ...

Mankato Free Press: Rural grocers deal with supply issues due to COVID-19

EXCERPT: “Like a lot of people, Andrew Storjohann was frustrated when he tried to shop for groceries in Mankato in March. Customers were flocking to stores buying whatever they could get, from toilet paper to bread to canned food and pasta. ‘People are (acting) stupid,’ Storjohann said of the stockpiling. ‘People are just, I think, ...