MORRISON COUNTY | Grants Help Spruce Up Little Falls Businesses
Several Little Falls businesses have a new look thanks to the Initiative Foundation-administered Main Street Economic Revitalization program. The grants cover nearly one-third of project costs, including updates at the Purple Carrot Market, demolition and remodeling at The Falls Theatre, and a remodel and expansion at Chiro Plus Rehab. When the projects are complete, more than $3 million will be pumped into downtown Little Falls through this Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development collaboration.
TODD COUNTY | Program Schools Students in Soft Skills
Soft-skill training is making a comeback in the Staples-Motley school district. The Cardinal REACH program helps students explore Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character and Hard work. With support from the Staples-Motley Community Foundation, a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation, 2023 REACH students traveled to Camp Ripley for a tour and volunteered at Camp Confidence to put down mulch, fix fishing poles and clean cabins.