Category: News

Twin Cities Business: State Awards $19M in Grants to Redevelop Greater MN Commercial Buildings, Housing

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded more than $19 million total in grants to small cities around Greater Minnesota. The money, divided into 35 separate grants—one per city or community—will go toward rehabilitation and infrastructure projects. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funded by Congress, ...

Granite Falls Advocate Tribune: “Thriving by Design” event seeks to bridge urban/rural differences

EXCERPT: “‘Thriving by Design, Rural and Urban Together,’ was a large scale and innovative three-day gathering at the Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort co-hosted by OneMn.org and Growth & Justice. Participants and Delegates willing to carry the events mission forward, converged for three days to begin developing a comprehensive ‘One Minnesota Equity Blueprint, a policy agenda ...

It’s an addiction crisis

Across Minnesota, the “opioid crisis” is so much more than just opioids June 2018 By Marnie Werner, VP Research & Operations If there were any doubt that opioids are the major health emergency of our time, two facts can put that doubt to rest: Of the approximately 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States in ...

Hastings Star Gazette: Finding resources can be a challenge for Hastings teens

EXCERPT: “Though the amount of homeless teenagers is higher in the Twin Cities and most metro area cities, teens facing homelessness in greater Minnesota face different challenges and ones that often make them more vulnerable. The further from the Twin Cities, the harder it can be for teenagers to connect with resources. They are more likely to ...