Mick and Loretta McDowell of St. Paul present a $1,000 check to Joe Mlinar, vice president of the St. Paul Development Corporation. The check is the first donation of a $5,000 commitment the McDowell’s have made to the St. Paul Civic Center Fund. So far the Development Corporation has raised $501,325 toward the $1.3 million project. Anyone who would like information on the center or who would like to make a donation may contact the St. Paul Development Corporation at 754-4661. — Courtesy of The Phonograph-Herald.