Battle Lake School receives $10,000 grantPublished 10:20am Friday, October 11, 2013 Updated 12:22pm Friday, October 11, 2013
A representative from the Monsanto Fund presented Battle Lake Public School officials with a $10,000 check Oct. 3.
The money came from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, which is sponsored by Monsanto. Monsanto will invest $2.3 million into this program this year.
More than 1,1150 school districts submitted grant applications. The program offers farmers the chance to nominate a public school district.
The program, in its second year, is aimed at helping the science and math departments at rural schools.
Battle Lake Public School will be purchasing a new 3-D printer with the grant, as well as expanding applied experiences in the
Local “Project Linus” chapter delivers blankets to children
A national non-profit organization recently stopped in Perham to deliver 30 blankets to the Perham Community Outreach Ministry.
Project Linus, named after the famed Peanuts character who was never without his blanket, provides blankets to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. The group formed in 1998 and has delivered almost 4.8 million blankets in that time.
But until a few years ago, the nearest donation sites to Otter Tail County were Bemidji or St. Cloud. Mary Brauch then started a chapter in Todd and Wadena Counties and made the recent trip to Perham. The blankets donated to the Outreach Ministry will go to families in crisis situations.
The 30 blankets donated to Perham are part of the 237 Brauch’s chapter have given to several nearby counties over the last few years.