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Reasons to be Thankful

Steele County is a great place to live.  People are caring and generous.  Opportunity is present for individuals and families.  At this time of year we are called to reflect on what we have to be...

posted at: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:05pm

What is the Federal Poverty Level?

What is the Federal Poverty level and what does it mean, really?

Just like every industry, there is a fair amount of coded language or lingo in the nonprofit world (and there are some very...

posted at: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:05pm

Why United Way

I get this a lot: “United Way, aren’t you just a clearing house for funding for local nonprofits?” or “you just fundraise and give money out to local charities, right?” The short answer is no – we have...

posted at: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:05pm

By: Jessica Beckman, UWSC Volunteer

It’s often said that preschool is a necessary step in children’s educations, preparing them for...

posted at: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 8:28am

By: Jessica Beckman, UWSC Volunteer

It was a warm and bustling day at the Owatonna library. The parking lot was packed, except for a few spots scattered around. A truck with the words FRED...

posted at: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:19am

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