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Grants awarded for commercial, residential housing rehabilitation

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Park Rapids and Hubbard County have been awarded a $665,208 grant through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to pay for improvements in commercial property and housing rehabilitation.


The grant has three components, explained David Collins, executive director of Hubbard County Regional Development Commission.

Approximately $170,000 has been awarded for downtown Park Rapids commercial rehabilitation, with 35 businesses pre-applying for funds.

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