Partners for Housing receives $8,500 grant

MANKATO — A Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps the state’s homeless and food-insecure population has provided funds for an area shelter’s new heating and cooling system. Partners for Housing is the [...]

My View: After 35 years, homeless battle continues

The 35th birthday of the Welcome Inn, Mankato’s shelter for people experiencing homelessness, passed quietly this summer. I started volunteering at the Welcome Inn during the winter of 1986. Within [...]

2021-11-01T10:21:03-05:00September 24, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |

County starts budgeting process amid myriad uncertainties

MANKATO — Blue Earth County is poised to set a preliminary levy increase of 5% for next year, but it’s a number that several commissioners say they hope to reduce [...]

2021-11-01T10:16:38-05:00September 1, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |

Counterpoint: Outstate, the homeless crisis is lack of shelters

The commentary “All policy levers must be used to meet needs” (June 25) did a great job of highlighting the need for more affordable housing. It’s vitally important to pass [...]

2021-11-01T10:53:32-05:00June 29, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |

Partners for Affordable Housing: Pandemic exacerbates housing struggles

W here people live affects all parts of their lives. It affects access to food, transportation, health care, safety, employment, education and more – and can determine whether families thrive. [...]

2022-06-06T14:25:56-05:00May 18, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , |

Consolidated awards grants to 20 nonprofits

MANKATO — A food shelf, youth club and transitional housing organization are among 20 nonprofits receiving grant funding from Consolidated Communications. Consolidated’s Community Fund through the Mankato Area Foundation awarded [...]

2021-11-01T10:18:44-05:00March 30, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , |
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