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West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.
411 Industrial Park Boulevard
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Phone: 218-685-4486
Toll-Free: 800-492-4805
Fax: 218-685-6741
General inquiries:

Energy Assistance applications and/or questions:

Energy Assistance fax:  218-685-6742


Elbow Lake, Minnesota, is located 12 miles west of I-94 – take Exit 82, turn west on Hwy. 79.   Or drive 16 miles south of I-94 – Exit 61 on Hwy. 59.  Additionally, it is located approximately 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and approximately 75 miles southeast of Fargo/Moorhead. It is a small community of approximately 1200 people and is the county seat of Grant County.  This part of west central Minnesota is known for its fertile farmland, beautiful lakes for fishing and recreation, and its friendly and industrious people.



WCMCA welcomes visitors to stop by to say hello, get a cup of coffee, or request a tour of the building any time during business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff is very proud of the facility that was constructed in 1997 in partnership with the City of Elbow Lake and the McKnight Foundation. Prior to that time, staff worked in offices in Morris, Alexandria, and Elbow Lake because the Agency had outgrown its home office space. The Elbow Lake office (1-218-685-4486 or 1-800-492-4802) houses approximately one-half of the current staff which ranges from 75 to 80 persons. The remainder are primarily employed by WCMCA Head Start in various centers throughout the five-county service area. The Energy Assistance Program staffs an office in Alexandria (1-320-762-2919) and Moorhead (1-218-299-7846) for the convenience of clients in those areas. Find specific staff here.

Administrative and Program Directors

Missy Becker-Cook – Chief Executive Officer
Direct Line: 218-685-7063

Carol Boyer – Chief Financial Officer
Direct Line: 218-685-7013

Valerie Arnquist – Head Start Director
Direct Line: 218-685-7094

Jill Amundson – Statewide FAIM Director
Direct Line: 218-685-7038

Mandy Braaten – Energy / Housing Director
Direct Line: 218-685-7058

Heather Molesworth – Family and Community Services Director
Phone: 320-762-4100 or 218-685-7047

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