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AgStar Fund solicits grant applications


Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is proud to announce it is once again accepting grant applications for programs that enhance the quality of life and future opportunities for rural residents and their communalities. Recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 for projects or programs that align with the Fund's mission and fit strategically with the intent of our clients and the communities in which they live.

According to Fund Board of Trustees Chair, John Monson, each year, The AgStar Fund supports a wide range of projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in rural communities by providing up to $100,000 in funding. The grants awarded in 2011 range in scope, including: a mobile laptop training lab at Martin County Library, dollars to help furnish the Boys and Girls Club of Barron County and scholarships for rural residents at Mankato State University, Mankato's Dental Hygiene Clinic.

"Giving back to the communities we work and live in is a true passion of AgStar's and through this grant program, we are able to support those who support us, which is an honor," said AgStar President and CEO, Paul DeBriyn.

AgStar encourages those seeking funding to visit AgStar.com to learn about the AgStar Fund and see if they meet the guidelines. Grant applications can be completed online and will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2011. Grants will be awarded in the spring of 2012.

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $3 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Applications considered for funding and support must align with the Fund's mission to "enhance the quality of life and future opportunities for rural residents and their communities."

About AgStar:

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar's industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, tax services, accounting, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates pa .....
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Local lineworkers head to Wisconsin to aid in power restoration

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) sent four lineworkers to Friendship, Wis. earlier today to assist with power restoration efforts following a storm that rolled through its service territory. At one point Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, whi ..... 
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Emily Tracey, PA-C, joins Winona Health Rushford and Winona Clinics

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Emily Tracey, a certified physician assistant (PA-C), has joined Winona Health's Family Practice Department and will see patients of all ages at both Rushford and Winona Clinics beginning mid-August.

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Coffee Street Inn in Lanesboro has new owner

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Cheryl Sherry is the new Innkeeper for The Coffee Street Inn located in Lanesboro. Cheryl originally hails from Southern California and comes to the Coffee Street Inn from Fort Dodge, Iowa where she was working as a Community Relations Director in h ..... 
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Harmony Community Chest Opens Campaign

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

The Harmony Community Chest is starting its solicitation campaign early this year. Due to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining door-to-door solicitors, the Community Chest board members are trying a new approach that entails solicitation lette ..... 
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Two Luther College employees recieve Staff Excellence Awards for 2011

Mon, Aug 8th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Decorah, Iowa - Luther College President Richard Torgerson has announced that staff members Marsha Wenthold and Jon Lund are the recipients of the Luther Staff Excellence Award for 2011.

The Staff Excellence Award recognizes exemplary perfo ..... 
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Gundersen Lutheran ranked in top 10 percent nationally for patient experience

Mon, Aug 8th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Today, HealthGrades named Gundersen Lutheran a recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The distinction ranks Gundersen Lutheran among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation.

The ranking is based on th ..... 
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Area Photographer attended Northern Light Summer Seminar in South Dakota

Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Chris Olson, owner of Christie's Photo in Lanesboro, attended a two-day workshop with master photographers in Valley City, ND; she was one of only two Minnesota members to attend this intense workshop. Christie has been a member of the PPA and MNPPA ..... 
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Corson Law Offices grow: Gaining an attorney

Fri, Jul 8th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Justin Corson of Preston, Minnesota has recently joined the law firm of Corson Law Offices, LLC. He joins his father Steve M. Corson and brother Eric S. Corson in the practice. Justin, a graduate of St. Thomas School of Law, recently passed the Minn ..... 
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