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Athletic fields in Evansville will get upgrade through Bremer

The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, recently awarded $45,000 to the city of Evansville.

The city is in the process of a major renovation to its outdoor athletic facilities.

Funds from the Otto Bremer Foundation will be used to install new playground equipment, fix existing turf problems, build new dug outs, fix and replace fencing, build a new backstop and help to replace the worn-out bleachers.

The renovation project began in August of 2011 and should be completed in the fall of 2012.

"The Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank are committed to building healthy communities said David Kjos, president of Bremer Bank in Alexandria. "It's gratifying that our owner and partner, the Otto Bremer Foundation, has offered its backing to the city of Evansville for these community projects. These dollars would not be available without the support of our Bremer Bank clients. When clients bank with Bremer, we generate profits, a portion of which we deliver to the Foundation which then uses those funds to make grants in communities like ours."