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DEED awards $250,000 to help youth prepare for careers... Funding for students from racial, ethnic and at-risk groups


Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $250,000 to 13 groups statewide to help high school students explore and prepare for careers.

The grants were awarded through the agency’s Office of Youth Development, which provides youth employment, training, and education programs and services. The new round of grants will fund career-planning programs that serve youth underrepresented in the workforce primarily from racial, ethnic and at-risk communities.

“These programs will help young people get the information and skills they need to make their career dreams a reality,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This is not only important for their future but for Minnesota, helping to ensure that the state has a more diverse and talented workforce and an economy that works for everyone.”

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

• Minnesota Valley Action Council for South Central Workforce Council, Mankato, $25,000.

Students in the Student Counseling Program at Minnesota State University-Mankato will provide career exploration and counseling to high school juniors and seniors in local rural school districts to help them identify their career interests and develop career plans.

Local contact: Heather Gleason, hgleason@workforcecouncil.org or (507) 345-2418.

• Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Detroit Lakes, $25,000.

The program will provide career adviser services to students in grades 10-12 and introduce services to students in the predominantly Native American communities of Waubun and Mahnomen. The project also expands services in Clay County, where immigration has been increasing.

Local contact: Dan Wenner, danw@rmcep.com or (218) 846-7400.

• Stearns-Benton Employment and Training Council, St. Cloud, $25,000.

Students in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public School District and the St. Cloud Public School District will receive labor market data and individual interest assessments. Services will be targeted to youth of color and others facing barriers to success.

Local contacts: Tammy Biery, tammy.biery@sbetc.org or (320)308-5702, or Barbara Chaffee, [Read the Rest]

County authorizes questions on general election ballot

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner At the June 28 meeting of the county board, a resolution was adopted authorizing 2 questions to be placed on the November 8 election ballot. State statute 375A.12 allows the county board to initiate the referenda. The questions w ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, July 5, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Lanesboro City Council, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, July 5, Ostrander City Council, Community ..... 
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Rushford pushes back project decision

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner A decision on the proposed 2016 Street and Utility Improvement Project has been tabled again by the Rushford City Council. The council has discussed the matter at length ever since the April 11 public hearing and has been met wi ..... 
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Rushford Village addresses communication issues over project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Village Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The Tuesday, June 21 Rushford Village council meeting wrapped up in just under and hour and a half, but the majority of the meeting focused on just one of a dozen agenda items. The 2016 Road Project is underway in various porti ..... 
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Government this week - 6.27.16

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Government

• Monday, June 27, Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • Monday, June 27, City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, June 27, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, June 28, Fillmore County Comm ..... 
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Preston 2016 sealcoating project

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner Public Works director Jim Bakken presented a proposal for the 2016 street sealcoating project at the city council’s June 21 meeting. Bakken had listed streets in the proposal at three levels of priority, noting that a lot of th ..... 
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Equalization Board increases Ag/Rural Vacant Land valuation

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner The Fillmore County Board of Appeals and Equalization met June 14. County commissioners swear an oath of office before sitting on this board. Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt reviewed 2016 assessment valuations for various classification ..... 
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Whalan City Council grants special liquor license

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

By Barb Jeffers The Whalan City Council met for its regular monthly meeting on June 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. and quickly moved forward with agenda items. Present were Mayor Rory Berekvam along with council members Johnny Halvorson, Margaret Chiglo, J ..... 
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