City employees have started the process of hanging Christmas lights around the downtown square in Minden. Mayor Ted Griess announced at the October 19 Minden City Council meeting the lights will be turned on from Thanksgiving to New Years, but there will be no Light of the World pageant this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. He assured the public Minden will remain Nebraska’s Christmas City with the illumination of its many Christmas lights through the holidays.
Laurel Thorell gave the council an update on Kearney County Economic Development Agency (KCEDA) loan funds. KCEDA has been an additional funding source for local businesses since 2004 providing loans to help existing businesses with projects or new businesses get started. KCEDA currently has $27,000 in loan funds available. To apply for a loan businesses can check the KCEDA website or contact Thorell.
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