For Release: 11/01/2011

Minnesota Energy Resources announces the winners of the "It's Worth the Energy" Grant Opportunity

Rosemount, MN - Minnesota Energy Resources (MERC) has announced the three winners in their "It's Worth the Energy" grant opportunity. Organizations were encouraged to submit proposals for projects that improve the community in one of three areas: Environment, Community or Human Services. Three finalists were selected and were voted on by visitors to the Minnesota Energy Resources' Facebook page.

Eligible organizations held 501c3 non-profit status from the IRS, have an active social media presence on Facebook, have a cooperative attitude to partner with Minnesota Energy Resources and be in good standing with the local community. The top three projects, selected by an independent panel of judges, were voted on from October 3 through October 20, 2012.

About Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, incorporated in 1964, is a private, charitable foundation that supports charities and organizations that need financial assistance. The Foundation actively supports improvements in the quality of life in the communities served by Wisconsin Public Service and its Integrys Energy Group sister companies Upper Peninsula Power Company, Minnesota Energy Resources, Michigan Gas Utilities, and Integrys Energy Services. It is funded by stockholders of Integrys Energy Group, not by utility customers of its subsidiaries.

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