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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

State funds of $13 million coming

The Windom City Council approved a grant contract agreement with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that should bring $13 million to the community soon and help finish a stalled apartment project before winter.

EDA Director Tiffany Lamb told the council the grant agreements now approved should be the final documentation and final step in the process of getting access to state funding. This, along with steps taken by the developer, Windom Apartments LLC, should get work started soon on the six-building, 60-unit housing project originally planned for HyLife workers.

“We expect it will now get finished by the end of the year,” said Lamb.

Lamb had a chance to tour the apartments recently and described them as very nice. She said Windom Apartments LLC is very optimistic that the apartments can be filled once completed, and that they have the materials and labor in line to complete the project.

Lamb was also enthusiastic about local workers finally being paid for work done before June 5 that was not being addressed all these months.

For more details on this story, please see the Oct. 18 edition of the Citizen.

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