More than $5 million in grants are being awarded to several rural Minnesota communities for infrastructure projects. The money was approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for projects in Hutchinson, Kenyon, Paynesville, Perham and Sleepy Eye…

“It helps cities, counties, municipalities in Greater Minnesota fund various projects that will help spur future economic development.”

DEED spokesman Shane Delaney says the grants are expected to help create or retain 365 full-time jobs.