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EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded more than $19 million total in grants to small cities around Greater Minnesota. The money, divided into 35 separate grants—one per city or community—will go toward rehabilitation and infrastructure projects. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funded by Congress, the program helps repair housing and commercial buildings and update public infrastructure in small cities and counties. The investment comes from the Small Cities Development Program, a Community Development Block Grant sub-program catering to the needs of cities and townships with less than 50,000 residents or counties with less than 200,000 residents.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2LaHIIR