Winger, Minn., rebounds with help from bank

May 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Renewal is not just an economic buzzword, but a way of life in this town of 220 on U.S. Highway 59 in southeastern Polk County. Since 2008, town officials, the Winger Renewal Authority and locally-owned Ultima Bank Minnesota, have been transforming their community. To date, four businesses have been renovated, two more are being renovated, and the Highway 59 corridor and most of the community have been cleaned up. In addition, the old Winger Public School has been demolished, to make room for affordable housing. Continue Reading