The ctiy was awared a MN Beautiful grant this year through the Initiative Foundation and Valspar Corp. Volunteers have been painting a historic mural on a downtown building at the corner of Bridge & Mechanic Streets. The mural captures old industrial buildings from the 1880 & early 1900’s such as the sawmill, woolen mill and flour mill. These businesses were along the Crow River and were in operation for half a century and products were well know around the state.
The city wants to thank all of the volunteers who worked on this project: Kelly Grimm, Peter Grimm, Cheryl Barningham, Becky Bills, Heidi Erickson, Joanne Foust, Julie Hinds, Denise Kesanen, Brian Kesanen, Julie Lyrek, Dave Mottet, Renee Mottet, Sean Mottet, Sheila Vanderlinde, Rachel Yakesh and Sydney Yakesh.