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Community Response Funds Awards Its First Series of Grants to Area Non-Profits

By |March 27th, 2020|

The Community Response Fund has awarded its first grants to help non-profit organizations in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants have been given to Beyond Brink for emergency temporary housing with supportive services, Connections Ministry for the Connections Shelter-COVID plan, [...]

Minnesota DEED Stays Despite A Substantial Increase in Unemployment Claims, There Are Industries That Are Hiring

By |March 27th, 2020|

While there's been a substantial increase in unemployment filings after many businesses have been closed by the state, there are industries that are hiring. "Some of the top job vacancies we're seeing right now are in health care, transportation and [...]

Paap Says Agriculture is Committed to Doing It’s Part To Help in Dealing with COVID-19

By |March 27th, 2020|

The President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau says he appreciates what lawmakers are doing to help agriculture deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic. "We've seen a decline in commodity prices," said Blue Earth county farmer Kevin Paap. "There remains the [...]

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Launches Emergency Child Care Grant Program

By |March 27th, 2020|

OWATONNA, Minn. - The six Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIFs), including Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), have created an Emergency Child Care Grant Program to provide immediate financial support to licensed child care providers in Greater Minnesota in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

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