Aug. 12, 2016 – With mammoth solar arrays popping up in south central Minnesota and more being planned, two organizations have scheduled workshops aimed at shining light on the opportunities the community solar gardens present.
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June 29, 2016 – On Wednesday, June 29th, six Mankato businesses received Dementia Friendly @ Work educational session presented by Mankato/North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer’s volunteers.
June 22, 2016 – Region Nine Development Commission takes area leaders through Blue Earth and Watonwan counties on their fourth annual bus tour. Watch the KEYC news story.
The May E-Newsletter is now available. Click here to view.
May 5, 2016 – Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefitting from solar energy is no longer only available to those who can afford and utilize solar panels on their homes.
May 11, 2016 – At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, the Mankato/North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer’s team, dressed in purple attire, will be hitting the streets of North Riverfront Drive, Mankato and Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato to encourage local businesses to become more dementia friendly.
A month has passed since a ferocious fire destroyed eight businesses in the heart of downtown Madelia. A drive down Main Street still shows the sight of the ashen debris as a daily reminder.
- A complex problemFebruary 14, 2019 - 10:46 am
Two bills introduced in the Minnesota Legislature aim to increase child care access and space across the state. To Albert Lea Children’s Center Executive Director Sue Loch, however, the legislation does not address the need to pay child care teachers more, which she said is needed to increase child care access. One bill, authored by […]
- Free business coaching for minority-owned businessesFebruary 13, 2019 - 9:38 am
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, in partnership with Region Nine Development Commission and Faribault Diversity Coalition, is recruiting minority-owned business leaders for a new cohort of its Prosperity Initiative. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 29 percent of Minnesota’s population in 2040 will be people of color, an increase from only 4 percent in 1980. In […]
- Tackling the child care crisis at all levelsFebruary 1, 2019 - 10:48 am
Last May U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar sat inside the conference room of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce office building and listened to community stakeholders share child care issues during a roundtable discussion. Chamber President Brad Gruhot said child care used to be a cost issue, but he now told the senator “it’s also an […]
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