Several KLGR-area towns are among 30 small communities in Minnesota to receive grant dollars toward various economic development projects, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Tuesday. Projects include housing rehabilitation for both owner-occupied and rental properties, commercial rehabilitations and public infrastructure improvements.

The Small Cities Development Program grants total more than $20 million.

According to DEED, projects chosen for the program must meet one of three federal requirements to either benefit people of low and moderate incomes, eliminate slum and blight conditions, or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety. According to DEED, cities to receive funding this year include:

City of Danube, $600,000: Public facility improvements

City of Mountain Lake, $759,000: Owner-occupied housing and commercial rehabilitation

City of Sanborn, $600,000: Public facility improvements