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NLS seeks funds for new school arts endowment, announces $100K matching grant

November 16, 2018

NLS seeks funds for new school arts endowment, announces $100K matching grant
NEW LONDON—The inaugural theater performance Thursday night in the New London-Spicer School District’s Performing Arts Center concluded with a standing ovation for the cast and crew of “The Wizard of Oz”—and news that a new arts endowment fund was being launched to help student arts programming well into the future. The fund is getting a big boost with a gift of up to $100,000 from the Pierce Family Foundation. Depending on the community response between now and May, the NLS

EDC to Assist Minority-Owned Businesses

January 31, 2017

EDC to Assist Minority-Owned Businesses
WILLMAR—As Willmar’s population continues to diversify, with people coming to the city from around the world, the business community is also growing and changing, with dozens of businesses owned and operated by minorities. “They increasingly represent a significant portion of our economy,” said Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. To make sure the EDC can assist those businesses, Backman applied to the Southwest