Marion launches new small business grant

The City of Marion is launching a Business Innovation & Support Grant specifically for small businesses in the community who have navigated the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release, the grant is designed to provide financial relief on a matching basis for innovation, expansion, and growth to Marion businesses. The funding comes from Marion’s allocation of

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Minnesota briefs: New weeklong, free music festival kicks


Music festival aimed at cultivating talent

A new, weeklong music festival will debut in southern Minnesota this week, aiming to become a center for both established and aspiring musicians to play and learn.

The Minnesota Original Music Festival will kick off July 18 with a full schedule of workshops and performances, including a 60-hour band challenge, in which

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Raleigh nonprofit gives free instrument lessons

RALEIGH, N.C. – A nonprofit, The Raleigh Music Collective, is getting instruments into the hands of kids who may not otherwise have that opportunity, while also hoping to add more diversity to the music world.


What You Need To Know 

The Raleigh Music Collective was started in 2019 and now serves more than 100 kids 

The nonprofit offers instrument lessons

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