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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant


Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds the food shelf raises in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart will be. Minnesota food shelves raised over $1 million last year with this grant and hope to outpace that this year.

There are many ways to donate. You can mail or drop off a check with “Open Your Heart” on the memo line to the food shelf, mail a check to our main office, PO Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971, or you can donate online by going to our donation page on giveMN.org at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Semcac. No gift is too small. With your gift, we can do great things!

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes this approach to hunger alleviation is effective because it brings communities together to solve a growing concern across Minnesota. The $150,000 Challenge will power a statewide initiative that leverages Open Your Heart funding to bring additional dollars to food shelves and increase awareness of child hunger during the summer. Since 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has targeted millions of dollars to strategically fight hunger in Minnesota. Open Your Heart funds the purchase and transfer of more than one million pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products every year through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

Minnesota food shelves help families obtain the groceries they cannot afford to purchase on their own. People served by food shelves report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities and other necessities. Last year, 256 local families, with 672 people, visited the Fillmore County Food Shelf to have nutritious food on their tables and stretch their limited household dollars to meet their basic needs.

Lanesboro Local opens grand new marketplace

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

On Saturday, July 6 from 1-4pm, Lanesboro Local will celebrate the opening of their bigger, better Marketplace at the historic corner of Parkway Avenue & Coffee Street in Lanesboro, Minn. A ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm will officially recognize th ..... 
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3rd Annual Rushford Days Silent Auction

Tue, Jun 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is once again celebrating Rushford Days with their 3rd Annual Silent Auction. This year the location will be held at the Rushford Grace Place location, 110 W. Jessie Street. Store volunteers have been collecting items throughout the year ..... 
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Harmony Area Community Foundation

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

On May 31, 2012, a group of interested individuals first met to discuss the creation of a community fund through Southern MN Initiative Foundation (SMIF). By August of 2012, our SMIF agreement was finalized and the Harmony Area Community Foundatio ..... 
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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members vote in favor of extending common bond to Christians

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced today that its membership approved an extension of its common bond, which will allow the 111-year fraternal benefit society to serve more Christians. Seventy-two percent of Thrivent members ..... 
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Newest Habitat Home to Be Dedicated in Utica

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties invites you to attend a community celebration to welcome the Horton/Baumann family to their new home on Thursday, June 20 at 230 Railroad Street in Utica, Minn. A housewarming celeb ..... 
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RCL giving away free rides to commuters

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

A recent U.S. Census report indicated that over 28,000 people commute into Rochester, Minn. each day to make our local economy thrive. On Thursday, June 20, Rochester City Lines is encouraging area commuters to park their cars and participate in the ..... 
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Local photographer attends 2013 session of Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography

Thu, Jun 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Ross Himlie of Rushford, Minn. participated in the 31st session of M.A.I.P.P. The institute utilizes the facilities of the University of Northern Iowa to bring this unique educational experience to photographers. Students study with one of six natio ..... 
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Hud Offices to Close Nationwide

Tue, Jun 11th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

HUD OFFICES TO CLOSE NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH Furlough days to be paired with holidays & weekends to ease impact WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is notifying the public today that it will close it ..... 
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