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Grants available to help close the opportunity gap for kids, their families

Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) is offering grants to support nonprofits serving southwest Minnesota communities for work related to Grow Our Own, a cradle to career approach to close the opportunity gap for kids and their families. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Dec. 6. Grants will be awarded in January.  


*This is the percentage of total fatalities for each year to date that involved lack of seat belts.

Traffic fatalities rapidly climbing as unbelted deaths surpass previous year-to-date figures

Even with fewer motorists on the road in 2020, unbelted deaths last year were the highest since 2014. Unfortunately, unbelted fatalities could surpass last year’s numbers by the end of this year.

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Granite Falls - Dustin Kramer, a UPS driver in Granite Falls, was working his regular delivery shift on Oct. 19 when he approached a four-way intersection and noticed a semi truck on the side of the road. He then noticed that a car near the pulled-over semi had gone off the roadway and was sinking in Tyson Lake near Wood Lake.

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