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SEMAC awards arts grants


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

On November 19, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 49 grants for a total of $316,750 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 30 Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $265,960, eight Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants for $18,490, and eleven Presenter/Production Assistance Grants for $32,300.

SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

Grants were awarded to each of the following organizations:

Fillmore County

•Chatfield Brass Band received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Chatfield Music in the Park Series.

•Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $1,750 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Flourish Summer Camp in Arts and Agriculture.

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2014 Stringwood Chamber Music Festival.

•Lanesboro Arts Center received a $8,800 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Lanesboro Artist Residency project.

•Lanesboro Barn Dance received a $2,240 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Dance series in the traditional barn dance format.

•Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for May 2014 SEMBA Bluegrass Festival.

Houston County

•Bluff Country Artists Gallery received a $1,500 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for BCAG Part-Time Staff Project.

•Ye Olde Opera House Community Theatre received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Ye Olde Opera House Capital Safety Project.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at www.semac.org.

Sounthern Minnesota initiative foundation awards $51,543 in grants

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is pleased to announce that six programs in the 20-county region have received awards through its annual granting process for Home Visitation services. A total of $51,543 was awarded to enhance or expa ..... 
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Merchants Bank completes acquisition of Rushford and Lanesboro locations from Associated Bank

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank has taken ownership of the former Associated Bank locations in Rushford and Lanesboro, according to Merchants Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney. Transfer of ownership took place November 15, ..... 
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Merchants Bank completes acquisition of Rushford and Lanesboro locations from Associated Bank

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank has taken ownership of the former Associated Bank locations in Rushford and Lanesboro, according to Merchants Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney. Transfer of ownership took place November 15, ..... 
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AgStar financial services announces third quarter results

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – AgStar Financial Services, a value-added financial services company owned by its client-stockholders, today reported earnings for third quarter ending September 30, 2013.The company reported net after-tax earnings of $35 million f ..... 
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Mayo Clinic announces appointments to DMC Economic Development Agency Board

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced the appointment of six members to the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Agency (EDA) Board who will oversee the private economic development corporation authorized by state statute to pr ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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