The Minnesota Department of Education has awarded a large library grant to the city of Kimball for the construction of a new library.
The Great River Regional Library says Kimball was awarded almost $440,000 in the Library Construction Grant, a grant program that provides funding for library construction, renovation, and improvement.
The city applied for the grant in late October, which included a local match of over $560,000. The city eventually received about $121,000 less than requested, but project volunteers believed more funds can be raised.
The community hopes the project can begin in the spring.