EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development recently gave notice of a $2 million dollar competitive grant that, if awarded, could fund housing developments in Lonsdale. ‘[The city] is just starting the process to see if there’s an interest,’ said City Administrator Joel Erickson. He said DEED recognized a need for more housing, and an EDA meeting recently addressed a lack of affordable housing options for Lonsdale workers. Erickson plans to contact area businesses in the near future to find out how many employees from various companies live outside Lonsdale.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2z4Eb8R