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County awarded funds


Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has recommended $3,758 be awarded to Fillmore County. The money is used to provide emergency food and shelter to people in need of them. The local board is made up of Workforce Development, churches, Semcac, Human Services, and other interested organizations. The local board determines how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have a checking account and accounting system 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit. Qualifying organizations may apply.

Anyone wishing more information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program and how to apply for funding should contact Wendy Todd, Semcac, P.O. Box 549, Rushford, Minn. 55971-0549, (507) 864-7741.

Root River Trail towns partnership to host regional Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

Root River Trail Towns Partnership to Host Regional Destination Medical Center (DMC) informational gathering and conversation in Lanesboro, November 18. WHAT: Root River Trail Towns will host an informal social hour, presentation and discussion f ..... 
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Simply dial 2-1-1 get connected, get answers

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

(Below is an example of the type of call that is received at Great Rivers 2-1-1. It is not an actual call.) Holiday Assistance It’s difficult to think about the winter holidays while we are still enjoying the beautiful fall season. But now is ..... 
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Campaign to end hunger

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

It may come as a surprise to many people that that one in ten Minnesotans go hungry. That statistic is precisely why Jim Hoiness, owner of Rushford, Harmony, and Preston Foods, has chosen to participate in the Minnesota Grocers Association’s progr ..... 
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Grace Place holding Raising Hope Breakfast

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is holding Raising Hope Breakfast on Wednesday, November. 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Tau Center Rotunda, 511 Hilbert Street. The free awareness and fundraising event is open to the public due to the generosity of sponsors. Grace Place oper ..... 
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Arlin Falck Foundation Grant

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Notice is hereby given that the Arlin Falck Foundation will accept applications for grant for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters. The grants shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Fillmore ..... 
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Merchants Bank receives regulatory approval to purchase Associated Bank locations

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – The Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has approved Merchants Bank’s purchase of the Rushford and Lanesboro branch locations of Associated Bank, according to Merchants Financial Group Inc., President and CEO Richard L. Mahoney. ..... 
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Root River Ag Service and Inc.

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. --Root River Ag Service Inc., has purchased Spex Feed of Fountain, Minn. The transaction occurred on October 17, 2013. Root River Ag took immediate possession and business operations were not interrupted. Root River Ag Service b ..... 
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Lanesboro jewelry artist receives Minnesota State Arts Board grant

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

International award winner jewelry designer Liz Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, Minn. has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Folk and Traditional Arts. Influenced by her Norwegian ancestry and traine ..... 
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