Swift County hires Laura Ostlie as new RDA director

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Laura Ostlie has been hired as the new Swift County Rural Development Authority executive director.

Ostlie has been employed as a community development specialist with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (RDC). She started with the RDC as a loan officer for its revolving loan fund in 2015.

“She brings experience in grant writing, administering grants, collaborating with economic development partners at the state and local levels,” Administrator Kelsey Baker said of Ostlie. Based in Appleton, the RDC provides services to local units of government from townships to cities, to counties in Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Big Stone and Yellow Medicine counties...

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