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Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation

For Release: 08/22/2017

Minnesota Energy Resources awards grants to help strengthen public safety

To show support for those who strive to improve public safety each day, Minnesota Energy Resources and its charitable giving organization, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation, are awarding more than $9,000 to emergency response agencies as part of the utility's annual safety grants.

This year's grants are being given to six departments to assist in purchasing equipment or training that enhances public safety. Carbon monoxide monitors, water search and rescue equipment and radio communications equipment are among the items the grants will help fund.

Below is a list of the emergency response agencies that have been awarded a safety grant this year:

  • Hewitt Fire Department – $450 grant to purchase a carbon monoxide monitor
  • Houston County Sheriff’s Office – $1,722 grant to purchase water search and rescue equipment
  • Lakeville Fire Department – $1,540 grant to purchase carbon monoxide detectors
  • Mantorville Fire Department – $1,942 grant to purchase protective hoods for firefighters
  • Proctor Fire Department – $2,000 grant to purchase radio communication equipment
  • St. Charles Fire and Rescue – $2,000 grant to purchase firefighter health and safety equipment
Including this year's grants, the WPS Foundation has donated more than $32,000 to help emergency response agencies in the Minnesota Energy Resources service area since the grant's inception in 2015.

To qualify for a grant, emergency response agencies must demonstrate the equipment or training they will acquire is part of a well-detailed effort to improve public safety. Organizations may also request a grant to fund safety-related projects if they are unique, one-time efforts. Each grant has a maximum value of $2,000.

A complete list of the 2017 safety grant winners can be found here. More information about the safety grants is available on the Minnesota Energy Resources website at

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