New Rebuilding Together Funding for Home Improvements

Rebuilding Together is moving forward with operations in Cottonwood, Jackson, and Nobles County.   Over $230,000 in funding has been secured for home repairs, roofing, and fall prevention improvements in the area.  This program will help to improve our housing stock and address some other housing issues. 

Recently we hired Galen Kauffman as program manager to lead the office in Cottonwood, Jackson, and Nobles County. 

We are also looking for homeowners who need help with Safe at Home improvements (click here for application). The Safe at Home program provides home safety and fall prevention modifications and ramps for older adults or those living with a disability.  Please share this information with community members who may need help.   

For more information please check the website:

Galen Kauffman  |  Program Manager

651-776-4273  |

Police Body Camera Program Plan

Insect Fogging

Beginning Tuesday, May 25th the City will begin insect fogging.  The City will be fogged throughout the Summer as needed on Tuesdays and Fridays weather permitting.  The fogging operations will begin around 8:30 p.m. and take about 3 1/2 hours .  

Minnesota Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program serves both renters and homeowners, providing financial assistance to pay past due energy bills to avoid disconnection, to purchase emergency fuel, or to repair or replace a homeowner’s malfunctioning furnace.

Eligibility is based on the household’s past 3 months of income and assets are not counted. Benefit amounts are based on the household’s heating costs, household size, and income, with an average benefit of roughly $500.

The application period is open until May 31. To determine eligibility or to learn more about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, visit: