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AgStar announces county fair grant recipients


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $76,250 in grants for its County Fair Facility Upgrade grant program. Twenty six county fair programs received grants to use toward fairground agricultural building improvements.

The mission of this program is to support rural areas and county fair organizations as upgrades or maintenance is done on fairground livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas. Every county in AgStar’s 69 county service area is eligible to apply for a grant up to $3,000 if it has not received a grant in the last two years.

“It’s often a struggle for many county fair organizations to manage the upkeep of old fairground buildings,” explained John Monson, Chair of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “AgStar is proud to support these update projects because we believe county fairs are vital to the agriculture community. It’s an honor to partner with these organizations and continue to see them prosper.”

The 23 Minnesota and Wisconsin organizations receiving grants of $3,000 this year include: Itasca County Agricultural Association, Scott County 4-H, Carlton County Fair, Cass County Agriculture Association-Pine River, Rice County Fair, Freeborn County Agricultural Society, Lake County Agricultural Society, Pine County Agricultural Society, Washington County Agricultural Society, Mower County Fair, Faribault County Livestock Committee, Isanti County Agricultural Society, Murray County Fair, Aitkin County Agricultural Society, Goodhue County Fair and Agriculture Society, Martin County Fair, Stearns County Fair Association, Burnett County Agricultural Society, Jackson County 4-H Federation, Dunn County Fair, Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association, Inc., Nobles County 4-H, and Anoka County Agricultural Society. Morrison County Agricultural Society received a grant of $2,900, Sherburne County Agricultural Society was awarded $2,850, and Rusk County Livestock Committee received $1,500.

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated over $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Support must align with the Fund’s mission of enhancing life in agriculture and rural America.

About AgStar

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part .....
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Congratulations to Joshua Thompson of Spring Valley, Minn. Thompson won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s MONOPOLY™ scratch game. Thompson claimed the prize on June 13, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Cub Foods, 102 ..... 
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Red Cross elects new board members

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Red Cross of Southeast Minnesota held their 97th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 17. Six people were elected to positions on the nine-member volunteer Board of Directors. Newly elected members are Chad Anderson, Bil ..... 
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Foremost Farms USA Earns GOLD Well Workplace Award

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

BARABOO, Wis. – Foremost Farms USA® has once again joined the ranks as one of “America’s Healthiest Companies”. For the second time, the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin, has awarded F ..... 
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Whalan Trail town map “given” to city

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Business Announcements

On Friday, June 6, a special ceremony was held in Whalan to officially “give” the new Trail Town map to the City. “We want to thank Tri-County Electric for making this possible,” said Wes Harding, Whalan’s representative on the Trail Town ..... 
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Gundersen’s envision program earns prestigious environmental awards

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

For the eighth consecutive year, Gundersen Health System has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for their environmental initiatives through Gundersen Envision. Gundersen was awarded with Practice Greenhealth’s most prestigious achievement awa ..... 
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AgStar’s Stand Up for Agriculture video contest

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Have you heard about AgStar’s Stand Up for Agriculture scholarship contest? Youth can win a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a video showing how they stand up for agriculture. Whether their passion is for crops, livestock, precision ag or anythi ..... 
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Gundersen Harmony nurse wins award

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

A registered nurse at the Gundersen Harmony Clinic is one of nine nurses at Gundersen Health System to be recognized with an Excellence in Nursing Award. Cheryl Hotvedt, RN, received the Excellence in Nursing Practice – RN Award for her breadth ..... 
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Heritage Preservation Commission Awards given

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

The Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission presented 2013 Preservation Awards at their meeting on May 19. Each of the recipients has in some way helped preserve the historical aspect of Lanesboro. Ted St. Mane and Don Ward were given an award ..... 
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