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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeks new AmeriCorps Partners


Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

(March 23)-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is announcing the start of the new AmeriCorps year to begin in August 2011. SMIF is seeking both early childhood community partner sites and AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) members.

Suitable early childhood community sites include Pre-K and Kindergartens, Head Start, nonprofits, agencies and schools with social-emotional development focus that have been in existence for at least one year. Community partner sites pay an annual fee of $1,500 for a fulltime AmeriCorps LEAP member, but that member's service value is estimated at $15,000, according to Barbara Gunderson, SMIF's AmeriCorps LEAP Director.

AmeriCorps LEAP members typically serve one year and are part of a team trained to be advocates, coaches, and champions for young children. They serve in local Pre-K and Kindergartens, including Head Start and local early childhood programs.

The AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative has a powerful mission of helping young children thrive and have a healthy life of learning, achieving, and succeeding. Members help young children get ready for Kindergarten and strengthen parent education efforts.

This is the 17th year SMIF has partnered with AmeriCorps, often referred to as the National Peace Corps. This partnership has provided over 500 AmeriCorps members to community partner sites throughout southern Minnesota. For the past three years, members are serving under SMIF's early childhood umbrella.

Tim Penny, SMIF President & CEO said: "The public-private partnership with AmeriCorps is an example of how SMIF is able to augment local early childhood programs. Our AmeriCorps LEAP members are directly and positively impacting the lives of young children and their families throughout southern Minnesota."

The deadline for community partner site applications is May 1, 2011; member applicants will be sought until 40 full-time equivalent positions are filled for an August 15 start. To apply to be either a site partner or a member, visit www.smifoundation.org and click on "Applications," or contact Barb Gunderson (barbarag@smifoundation.org) for more information.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation:

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. The Foundation has provided more than $44 million in grants and loans within the region during the past 25 .....
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The Olmsted County Journal will come to life

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements



Many of you may have already heard about our upcoming adventure. Last week, KTTC contacted me with a request for an exclusive interview. I didn't realize this situation was significant enough to be considered an "exclusive."

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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. Overa ..... 
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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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