Brainerd retired firemen, spouses and widows will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Chaparral restaurant on Highway 25 north of Brainerd.
Losos upgraded to fair condition
Brian Losos, 18, was upgraded to fair condition, the St. Cloud Hospital reported today.
The Brainerd High School senior was critically injured May 29 after he dove into shallow water on Round Lake the night before graduation ceremonies.
Poverty fund seeks grant applications
Grant dollars are available from the Central Minnesota Rural Poverty Fund as a result of a joint effort between the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation.
The next deadline for proposals is June 30.
The Rural Poverty Fund seeks applications from agencies that serve rural populations in the 14-surrounding counties. Grants are available for planning and implementation of projects or programs that address rural poverty. Grants may establish or supplement existing emergency and transitional activities, which directly address specific, immediate needs that people have because of poverty.
Grants may be used to assess community needs and assets, develop action plans or provide for project implementation. Grants must relate to a variety of identified programs or agency needs. Agencies are encouraged to apply for smaller grants of $1,000 to $5,000.
Eligible applicants include 501(c)3 non-profits and local units of government in the 14 counties, including Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grant guidelines are available through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation. For more information, contact Susan Lorenz, at the community foundation, at (320) 253-4380, or Dan Frank, Initiative Foundation, at (320) 632-9255.
Completed applications must be mailed to the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, 101 S. Seventh Ave., Suite 200, St. Cloud, MN 56301, before June 30.
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