Tracy Bartholomaus recently joined Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union's home loan team as a mortgage originator.
Bartholomaus has more than 10 years of experience in the financial and home loan industries.
As a home loan originator, Bartholomaus will develop relationships with members and area real estate agents, providing them with home loan services.
Architecture historian to speak in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS - Paul Clifford Larson, an architecture historian, will present "The Little Falls Boomtown Legacy" Oct. 7 at the Little Falls Ballroom during the Morrison County Historical Society annual meeting.
Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 p.m. The historical society's annual meeting and program will follow.
Larson has been a public historian for 25 years, with 15 books to his credit. Among them are books about Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnston, two architects who contributed to the architecture of Little Falls during the boom era.
Cost is $15 per person. To make reservations, call (320) 632-4007 by Oct. 2.
Home Stretch classes scheduled in Brainerd
Home Stretch, a first-time homebuyer education workshop, will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9, 16 and 30 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The workshops educate first-time homebuyers about the process of buying a home. Topics include mortgage approval process, budget and credit issues, real estate, closing procedures, basic home maintenance and affordable mortgage products that may be available.
The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing services to central Minnesota, coordinates the workshops.
For more information or to register, contact Hanna Folland of CMHP at (320) 259-0393. Registration is required and the cost is $25 per household.
Many Minnesotans behind on natural gas bills
MINNEAPOLIS - With only four weeks until temperatures typically drop below freezing in much of Minnesota, more than 160,000 CenterPoint Energy customers are still behind on their payments, owing a combined $55 million.
Customers with past-due bills or who have had their service disconnected must contact CenterPoint Energy to pay their bill in full or make a payment arrangement. Once a payment arrangement has been made, it could take up to five days to restore natural gas service.
If customers need help paying their bills, they should contact CenterPoint Energy to learn about available energy assistance programs. Assistance is limited, so customers who need help should call immediately.
To make a payment, call CenterPoint Energy at (612) 321-4680 or (800) 245-2377 or visit the company's Web site at CenterPointEnergy.com.
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