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Homes are pictured Wednesday from the intersection of Fifth Street Southeast and Mary Avenue Southeast in Willmar. A grant will provide funding to rehabilitate 13 homeowner-occupied units on the east side of town in an area bounded by Pacific Avenue on the north, First Street on the west, Olena Avenue on the south and Lakeland Drive on the east. The above intersection falls in that area. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar receives federal grant for residential and downtown rehab project


WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar has received an $814,790 state grant to rehabilitate residential and downtown commercial and rental properties in Willmar and residential properties in Pennock.

The grant comes from the Business and Community Development Division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Funding is funneled down from the federal Community Development Block Grant program to the state.

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