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Redwood Falls receives $1M DEED infrastructure grant, Brooten gets $661,000

Grant funds to build infrastructure for economic development projects were awarded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the department announced April 22.

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Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

ST. PAUL — Two area communities are among four in the state sharing in $2,314,457 in grants for infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced April 22 that it has awarded $2,314,457 in grants to infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota.

The City of Brooten was awarded $661,000 to assist with constructing utility extensions for a new Jenniges Meat Processing facility. Jenniges will be investing $5.7 million into a new 15,000-square-foot facility and increasing jobs from seven to 31. The total utility extension project cost is $1,503,000.

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Grant funds awarded to Brooten will assist an expansion of Jenniges Meat Processing.
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The City of Redwood Falls was awarded $1,063,951 to assist with constructing new streets and utilities within a new industrial park. The first phase of the park will include 20 acres and three lots.

The city speculates the park will allow $3.9 million in private investment and create 50 new jobs. The total cost of the new streets and utilities will be $2,352,903.

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Grant funds of $122,084 were awarded to International Falls and $4467,422 to Luverne for infrastructure projects.

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