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Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar EDC awarded $200,000 grant to help ease local child care crisis

December 23, 2022 By Jennifer Kotila December 01, 2022 04:30 PM WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission received welcome news Thursday when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced it was the recipient of a $200,000 child care grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “In every community across the state, we […]

Kandiyohi County awarded $4.9M state broadband grant to help fund project in five townships

December 23, 2022

v By Shelby Lindrud December 08, 2022 05:05 PM WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County has finally received the news it has been waiting months to hear. The county was awarded a $4.9 million state Border-to-Border broadband grant to help fund a broadband expansion project in Arctander, Dovre, Lake Andrew, Mamre and St. Johns townships. “We are so excited. […]

Kandiyohi County elected officials and leaders air grievances over broadband issues

November 29, 2022

MNYou Youth Garden Awarded MMDC Community Enhancement Grant

September 15, 2022

WILLMAR — The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission awarded a $2,000 Community Enhancement grant to the MNYou Youth Garden for the summer of 2022. It was used to support youth training wages and install additional irrigation. Thirty youth from the Willmar area had the chance to gain skills and experience in both agriculture and marketing this growing […]

Broadband update on the Kandiyohi County Board agenda

August 9, 2022

The Kandiyohi County Board will continue to work on broadband expansion plans during Tuesday’s meeting. By Shelby Lindrud – West Central Tribune July 31, 2022 02:45 PM WILLMAR — High-speed broadband internet expansion continues to be a major priority for the Kandiyohi County Board. The commissioner will receive an update on where projects stand and consider sending […]

MnDOT releases Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan for public review & comment

July 25, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the 2022-2041 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. Updated every five years, the SMTP is the highest policy plan for transportation in Minnesota. It outlines objectives, performance measures, strategies, and actions to help advance MnDOT’s vision of […]

MMDC Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

July 14, 2022

Aims to Improve Transportation Access and Increase Community Involvement for Residents of Care Facilities in McLeod County June 29, 2022: Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) is the recipient of a 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant. The organization will receive $12,800 to help residents of care facilities (e.g., assisted living facilities, group homes, etc.) afford and access […]

‘Starlink,’ SpaceX’s internet service, is growing in Minnesota. What that could mean for the future of rural broadband.

October 29, 2021

Starlink’s technology has the potential to connect parts of rural Minnesota where high-speed internet is expensive to build and hard to come by, but the service has also stirred up plenty of debate — and frustration — among public officials.  By Walker Orenstein | Staff Writer MINNPOST When Kati Stage moved from the Twin Cities to Embarrass in […]

MMDC Seeks Public Input on Two Major Topics

October 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Day, Mid-Minnesota Development CommissionPhone: (320) 235-8504Email: [email protected] MMDC Seeks Public Input on Two Major Topics MMDC Seeks Public Input on Two Major Topics September 29, 2021: The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) is a regional development organization, serving Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties. As part of MMDC’s effort to strengthen […]

MMDC Offers New “Community Enhancement Funding Opportunity

October 13, 2021

Aims to Improve Quality of Life and Opportunity for Prosperity Throughout Region Update April 11, 2022: The MMDC will not be considering more applications until fall 2022. October 13, 2021: As part of Mid-Minnesota Development Commission’s (MMDC) effort to support local communities and ensure high quality of life throughout the region, the organization is launching […]

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