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Downtown Willmar bus stop now a starting point for journeys long and short

Written By: Tom Cherveny | 7:00 pm, Sep. 28, 2021 West Central Tribune The recent move by Jefferson Lines to the Central Community Transit bus shelter near Selvig International Park contributes to its role as a mobility hub. It’s also the site for a WillmarBike hub and trail head for walking and biking routes. WILLMAR — A journey of …

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Nathan Reuss Joins the MMDC’s Economic Development, Team

Will Help Communities, Businesses, and Organizations Increase Resilience and Prosperity September 2021:  The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) recently hired Nathan Reuss for the role of Economic Developer. Reuss will join MMDC’s Michelle Marotzke on MMDC’s Economic Development Team in Mid-September. Together, Marotzke and Reuss will assist stakeholders throughout the Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville County …

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COVID pandemic complicates already challenging child-care expansion efforts in rural Minnesota

By Gregg Aamot | Contributing Writer MINNPOST Aug. 19, 2021 The difficulty of creating more child-care “slots” — in homes, revamped buildings, or new facilities — remains acute. In 2017, I visited New York Mills to write about the challenges that small rural communities have faced in creating more child care options – a problem that has only been made …

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MMDC Announces Community Input Sessions

The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission is urging all residents of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties to participate in the development of our region’s new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. This plan will be used as a “road map” to guide economic development work for the next five years. It will also ensure continued access to federal …

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