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Deadline nears for Operation Round Up fund applications

The next deadline is Sept. 23 for Operation Round Up funds from Federated Rural Electric’s Trust Board.

Operation Round Up involves 77 percent of Federated's members in Jackson and Martin counties; they allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar amount. The "rounded up" change goes into a trust fund. An independent trust board, which consists of Federated members, evaluates local funding requests and distributes the funds.

Organizations that serve Federated members in Jackson or Martin Counties can request funds for projects involving community service, community leadership programs, disaster relief, emergency-energy assistance, environmental programs and youth education.

The application form can be downloaded from Federated’s website: People may also call Federated at (507) 847-3520 or 1-800-321-3520. Ask for Andrea to request an application (or e-mail:

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