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AgStar's Fund for Rural America Announces 2011 Grant Recipients

Tue, Mar 22nd, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (March 21, 2011) - The AgStar Fund for Rural America, a corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is proud to announce its 2011 grant recipients. This year, AgStar received a record number of grants. Overall, AgStar awarded $91,000 to a total of 22 organizations.

Each year, from October through the end of November, the AgStar Fund for Rural America accepts grant applications for up to $10,000. The grant funding is to be used for specific causes in one of four focus areas for the Fund including: Education, Environment, Technology or Quality of Life. Grant money is used for project or program support, technical assistance, general operating support or equipment.

The 2011 grant recipients, selected from more than 100 applications, include:

Who: What: Amount:

Barron Police Department Squad equipment $5,000

Barron, WI

Miller-Dawn Foundation Mental Wellness Center $5,000

Duluth, MN

Boys & Girls Club of Barron County Furnish youth center $10,000

Rice Lake, WI

Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Training program for farm $10,000

Eagan, MN emergencies

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Inc. Establish care for low-income $5,000

River Falls, WI rural residents

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service On-farm workshops $1,000

Spring Valley, WI

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys SMS program support $2,000

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota State University, Mankato Scholarship for rural members $5,000

Mankato, MN of the Dental Hygiene Clinic

Open Door Health Center Increase access to health center $5,000

Mankato, MN

South Central College, North Mankato Foundation Educate youth about $5,000

North Mankato, MN agriculture

Delano Community Education Transportation to and from $500

Delano, MN Gale Woods Farm

Healthy Living (HL) 4-H Team Initiate fitness groups $2,500

Hutchinson, MN


Martin County Library Create mobile laptop training lab $3,000

Fairmont, MN

Area Career Exploration Agriculture awareness for sophomores $3,000

Fairmont, MN

Blue Earth Area Mentors Promote rural environmental responsibility $1,000

Blue Earth, MN

Murray SWCD Emerald ash borer research $2,500

Slayton, MN

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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Congratulations to Wayne Deyoung of Spring Valley. Deyoung won $14,000 by playing the Lottery's King Crossword Tripler scratch game. Deyoung claimed the prize on March 8, 2011. The winning ticket was purchased at Casey's Gernal Store, 605 S. Main St ..... 
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AgStar Financial Services Posts Solid 2010 Performance Earns $66.7 million in income

Tue, Mar 8th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (March 7, 2011) - AgStar Financial Services, a value-added financial services company owned by its client-stockholders, today reported year-end earnings as of December 31, 2010. The company recorded a solid performance ..... 
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Sviggum Joins AgStar Financial Services Board of Directors

Wed, Mar 2nd, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, MINN. (March 1, 2011) - Former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry, Steve Sviggum has been appointed to the Board of Directors of AgStar Financial Servic ..... 
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CEDA announces its officers of the board for 2011

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), formerly known as the Southeastern Minnesota Development Corporation, a private non profit community and economic development agency, has announced its officers of the board for 2011.

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Volunteer drivers being sought in Fillmore County

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

ROCHESTER, MN - Jan. 11, 2011 - Road to Recovery is a volunteer driver program designed to provide transportation for cancer patients who need help getting to and from their cancer treatments and doctor appointments. The American Cancer Society is l ..... 
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Buyer beware of energy saving product pitches

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, Minn.- An invitation for a free dinner to listen to a presentation on energy saving products may sound harmless, but it has led to deception and the Better Business Bureaus in two states chasing an energy products company.

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Student drivers to receive training on power line safety

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, Minn.- Would you know what to do if you were in a car accident involving power lines? Student drivers in southeast Minnesota will, courtesy of DVDs donated by Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) to local schools and driver's training ins ..... 
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Tri-County electric launches youth tour contest

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN- Area junior and senior high school students have until Feb. 27 to take part in a contest to win an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the 2011 Rural Electric Youth Tour June 11-16, courtesy of Tri-County Electric Cooperative ..... 
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