Category: News

Minne Inno: DEED’s Launch Minnesota Initiative Offering ‘Innovation Grants’ to Entrepreneurs in Greater MN

EXCERPT: “Minnesota startups now have a new source of state funding. Launch Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s new statewide effort to accelerate startups, is taking applications for Innovation Grants. Launch said in a release that these grants are designed to ‘advance the most promising, innovative and scalable technology startups in Minnesota’ ‘These grants will ...

Associated Press: Lack of formal shelters for homeless in rural Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Cortney Zukauska doesn’t let herself get too comfortable. Ask her what she seeks five years in the future and her answer is simple. ‘Surviving,’ she said. ‘And raising my babies the best I can.’ Pictures of her six children line the walls of the house she’s renting here. Being a mother is Zakauska’s first priority, ...

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 ...

Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Funding Available to Increase Access to Healthy Foods

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting grant applications for organizations offering technical assistance to improve access to fresh, affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods for underserved communities. The funding is available through the Good Food Access Program (GFAP). These grants will help organizations provide needs-based technical assistance to eligible food retailers, such ...

Worthington Globe: Minnesota representatives visit southwest Minnesota to eye projects seeking bonding

EXCERPT: “Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Capital Investment Committee visited southwest Minnesota this week to learn more about Worthington’s Welcome, Education, Library and Livability (W.E.L.L.) proposal, Windom’s storm sewer project and Red Rock Rural Water System’s pipeline expansion plan, as all of the entities seek state bonding money. Local officials led tours of ...