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 hear from families and small businesses that increasing access to affordable child care is the best way to support our workforce, grow our economy and foster economic prosperity,” said Walz in a news release announcing grants to several organizations. “These grants reach communities across our state to help increase child care access and ensure families and our youngest Minnesotans receive the care and early education they deserve.”
It is a well-known fact that child care in Kandiyohi County and the city of Willmar has been a significant issue for several years, and which continues to get worse each year.
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