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June 14, 2017

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USDA seeks applications for grants to support the development of rural community facilities
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants in the Community Facilities program. “Too often, rural community organizations lack the technical expertise they need to access federal dollars,” Perdue said. “These technical assistance and training grants will help...
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April 27, 2017

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Broadband project grants will expand high-speed service to rural areas
A round of grants announced at the start of the year by the state and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will help provide reliable, affordable high-speed internet to currently unserved or underserved rural areas of Minnesota, including in Great River Energy’s service territory. The additional $34 million in funding...
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April 27, 2017

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Your local electric cooperative: A partner in economic development
“From marketing sites and communities to project management and transaction assistance, utility economic development partners can be a resource along the entire value chain of site selection.”                                                ...
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April 27, 2017

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Creators collaborate to build up Fergus Falls
April 24 marked the first meeting of the Fergus Falls Area Entrepreneurs and Creators group. The idea is to bring entrepreneurs, technologists, veterans, students, innovators, mentors and investors together in an environment where ideas can circulate and the meetings can provide the means to accomplish things that otherwise would not...
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April 19, 2017

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Wasech named WCI president
Anna Wasescha has been named president of West Central Initiative (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. She will begin her duties on May 8. Reporting to the WCI Board, Wasescha will lead, direct and manage the organization, and guide its strategic direction. She will also act as WCI’s chief spokesperson...
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March 01, 2017

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Economic Development
Plugging into economic development: A story about teamwork
The recipe for economic development – attracting more business and industry to a region – has an increasingly important ingredient: electricity. Once a straightforward utility service, electric service is now a nuanced element of economic success. Electricity may not be not top-of-mind for some people, so it may be easy to...
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January 11, 2017

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Economic Development
Team aims to help businesses discover unique advantages of Minnesota
Great River Energy supports businesses across a wide variety of industries throughout Minnesota due to its diverse service territory, which ranges from the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Arrowhead region to the north and the agricultural communities to the south. The state has not only abundant natural resources...
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January 05, 2017

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GRAND ITASCA CLINIC & HOSPITAL JOINS FAIRVIEW SYSTEM
Fairview Health Services and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital have announced that the Grand Rapids integrated clinic and hospital has joined the Fairview system as a wholly owned subsidiary, effective Jan. 1. “This affiliation offers great value for both organizations and for the communities we serve,” said James Hereford, Fairview president...
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