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Stevens FORWARD! announces Bremer grant

Stevens FORWARD! Chair Paul Watzke on Thursday announces that the Otto Bremer Foundation has awarded a grant potentially worth $60,000 for the community improvement initiative.

The Stevens FORWARD! community improvement initiative received a grant that could potentially total $60,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation.

The grant was announced at a reception Thursday by Stevens FORWARD! Chair Paul Watzke.

The Bremer grant is $45,000 outright, and the potential for another $15,000 that will be awarded provided Stevens FORWARD! can provide a dollar-for-dollar match.

The current Bremer Foundation is in addition to a $15,000 the foundation awarded Stevens FORWARD! during the initiative's start-up.

Watzke also provided the audience a brief progress update on the 14 Destiny Drivers that Stevens FORWARD! has initiated to help improve the economic and societal development and quality of life of the county.

"These things are happening," Watzke said. "There's progress."

See the Saturday, Dec. 5 print edition of the Sun Tribune, and this Web site, for more on this story.