Infrastructure grants awarded to 4 Minnesota cities

More than $900,000 will be awarded to four Greater Minnesota cities for infrastructure projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The cities include International Falls, Pequot Lakes, Princeton and Winstead.

DEED says the funding will retain and create 774 full-time jobs.

The $349,011 awarded to International Falls will be used to construct a new street and utilities for the Second Street Business Park.

In Pequot Lake, $164,700 will help with the construction of a new street for an industrial park.

Princeton will receive $310,000 to assist in the extension of a local street and utilities to help with the expansion of Sylva Corporation, Inc.

In Winsted, $95,811 will go to fund a new storm water retention pond.

"Investments in public infrastructure are critical to the economic success of Greater Minnesota communities," DEED Commissioner Steve Grove said in a statement. "As our state continues on its path to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, these infrastructure investments are a vital tool for future economic growth."