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New London Ambulance Receives Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant


Contact: Eric Day, Mid-Minnesota Development Commission

Phone: (320) 235-8504

Email: [email protected]

New London Ambulance Receives Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant

Newly-Purchased Tablet Will Be Used to Improve Crew Connectivity & Efficiency

January 2022:  New London’s Ambulance Service is among the first groups to be awarded Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Funds from the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC). The city’s ambulance operation was awarded $1,183.97 to replace an aging and unreliable Toughbook laptop with a Wi-Fi and cellular-enabled Apple iPad tablet devise. The device will be used to enter patient data and run information for each ambulance call, tasks that were becoming increasingly difficult with the city’s previous, circa 2015 machine.

“It’s been a big asset to our crew, as they have now have a constant connection, which means they’re not losing run information as it is entered into the state system”, said New London City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Trudie Guptill. “The iPad itself is also lighter weight than the old Toughbook and can be transferred between crew members vary easily. This has saved a lot of time while they are entering run data. We are very appreciative of this grant.” New London Ambulance averages about 400-425 runs per year.

The Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant is a new opportunity for 501(c)3 nonprofits, school districts, and local units of government in the MMDC region (Counties of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville). These organizations may apply for enhancement grants of up to $3,000 which can be used to fund:

  • Health, safety, or wellness-focused training for community members or specific professional or volunteer groups;
  • Supplies and/or equipment needed for improved emergency response;
  • Items to enhance law enforcement organization’s ability to develop positive relationships with youth, people of color, and other groups;
  • Public amenities that will promote physical and/or mental well-being or increase opportunities for positive community interaction (e.g., recreation equipment, walking path amenities);
  • Support workforce training opportunities for youth and other populations.

To date, six Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grants have been awarded by MMDC’s Board of Commissioners. To learn more about Mid-Minnesota Development Commission, visit

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