Entries by Region Nine

PORTRAITS: Economic development work forged on a reliance of networks

Economic development work doesn’t happen overnight and Waseca Economic Development Coordinator Gary Sandholm does a lot of work behind the scenes with a variety of organizations. Some of that work means contact with the Department of Employment and Economic Development to see what businesses might be looking for a spot that will fit in Waseca. […]

Region Nine Responds to COVID-19

As always, Region Nine Development Commission keeps the health and safety of our communities, staff, and families as a top priority.   Beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public as a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely, […]

Minnesota partners with Germany to better sustainability and use of renewables

  By Ryan Sjoberg LE SUEUR, Minn. (KEYC) — An exchange program through the University of Minnesota matches cities in Germany and Minnesota to try to find better avenues of sustainability and use of renewable energy. Tuesday, German project manager Guido Wallraven and local officials toured Hometown BioEnergy just outside of Le Sueur. Hometown BioEnergy […]

Welcoming Communities Project moving to individual community groups

On Feb. 27, individuals who volunteered to serve their communities on the Welcoming Communities Project met at the Event Center. At the Jan. 29 meeting for the Welcoming Communities Project, those in attendance from Sleepy Eye, Springfield, and New Ulm were asked to apply as individuals, for the next phase of the project — separate […]

Welcoming Communities Project continuing

Next meeting Feb. 27 at SE Event Center SLEEPY EYE — The Welcoming Communities Project, providing a framework for communities to build relationships, learn inclusive community practices, tools and skills, continues to meet monthly at the Sleepy Eye Event Center. The next session begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 and continues to 9 p.m. […]

Welcoming Communities assessment discussed in Sleepy Eye

By Deb Moldaschel, Editor One topic in particular that stood out for Sleepy Eye is the need for English Language Learner (ELL) classes in town. In early November a large group of people from Sleepy Eye, Springfield, and New Ulm, gathered at the Sleepy Eye Event Center to participate in the Welcoming Communities Assessment. The […]