Instead of big tree, Minnesota Power donates to nonprofits

Gift bags were filled with winter supplies like mittens and hand warmers. Gift bags were filled with winter supplies like mittens and hand warmers. |  Photo: Minnesota Power

Baihly Warfield
Updated: November 18, 2020 02:01 PM
Created: November 18, 2020 01:59 PM

The giant Christmas tree won't shine down on Lake Ave. and Superior St. from the Minnesota Power Plaza this year.

The plaza is still under construction, which coincided with Phase 3 of the Superior St. project. 

Instead, the company is donating $10,000 worth of needed supplies to local nonprofits. 

Of that, $2,500 went to Life House to fill gift bags with socks, mittens, hand warmers and hand sanitizer. Life House serves homeless and at risk youth. 

CHUM received $5,000 toward winter footwear and a holiday meal at the Rainbow Center Warming Shelter. 

Kids Closet also received $2,500 for winter gear. 

Minnesota Power plans to bring the Christmas tree back next year. 


Baihly Warfield

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