Local agency awarded $200,000 grant from DEED

The Northwest Indian Community Development Center was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, as part of ten new grants designed to boost nontraditional careers for women.

The grant will be used with the Women’s Transitioning Home Work Program, which recruits American Indian women with criminal convictions, provides a basic education for these women to complete their GEDs, and provides training in welding, carpentry, construction and machinery.

The NWICDC serves Beltrami, Cass and Clearwater counties.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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