The 3M Foundation has provided a $325,000 grant to the Stillwater Area Public Schools to help fund their STEM initiative, the district announced recently. The grant will be used for curriculum and other materials at the elementary and secondary schools.

"We are grateful for our community partners who are stepping up to support our students and provide them with hands-on learning experiences that will help prepare them for their future," Superintendent Corey Lunn said in a statement.

Last year, 3M provided $125,000 to help start the initiative.


Grant to help fund school wireless access

The South Washington County School District has received a $124,528 grant to improve Internet wireless access in six elementary schools.

The funding, provided by CenturyLink, was part of $2.8 million in grants awarded to K-12 educators by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a school district news release said.