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Benson to seek $600,000 grant for Armory

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By Reed Anfinson
As much as $600,000 in financial aid from the State of Minnesota through the CARES Act could be used to preserve and renovate the Benson Armory.
At Monday night’s Benson City Council meeting, the city’s Economic Development Director Hillary Tweed said that she would need to spend considerable time between now and the end of the month writing the grant application for the funds. She asked the council to approve her devoting time to the grant application. The deadline for submitting the application is June 1.
Tweed also said that if the funds are awarded, the city will be required to adhere to the Davis-Bacon federal wage scale for the project. There will be other requirements as well that could take up to four hours of her time per week to track, she said.....
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