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Archive for December, 2015

Consolidated Communications donates to local United Way chapters

Dec 2015 • Category: Press Releases

December 28, 2015 – Consolidated Communications (CNSL), a leading business and broadband provider is pleased to announce that together, employees and the company have pledged a record $116,000 to United Way chapters in communities across the company’s service area, including $52,766 for the Greater Mankato Area United Way.  Employees at Consolidated Communications generously contributed $74,000 […]



SMIF funds project in Waseca

Dec 2015 • Category: Press Releases

OWATONNA, Minn., December 30, 2015 – Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved three grants totaling $42,625 to support early childhood and economic development projects within southern Minnesota.  “SMIF’s Incentive Grants are designed to support projects that involve collaboration and achieve sustainable, measurable results,” says SMIF Grants Coordinator Jennifer Heien. Grants are reviewed by a […]



Crysteel Mfg. founder Eldon Jones passes away

Dec 2015 • Category: Press Releases

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn.— Inventor, engineer and businessman Eldon D. Jones has passed away at the age of 90. Jones was the founder of dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel® Manufacturing in Lake Crystal, MN, and the inventor of one of the most recognized pieces of equipment in the dump body industry, the Lo-Boy™ hoist. The […]



Minnesota businessman and distinguished philanthropist Mark Davis to receive 2016 Horatio Alger Award

Dec 2015 • Category: Press Releases

Horatio Alger Association names 13 exceptional corporate and civic leaders, each of whom has triumphed over adversity to achieve success, to its Member Class of 2016 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, recently announced […]