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Where do you see your community today? And more importantly, where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers, and we are committed to the hard work ahead in realizing all that potential.
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Top Three Vibrant Communities | August 8 â€“ 12
Summertime in rural Minnesota is filled with family, friends, food and festivals. For kids, hot August afternoons are held on to tighter than ski ropes—for these are the waning moments before the school year. For hunters, the cool mornings point to waterfowl, upland birds and the ever-elusive whitetail. Teachers are sneaking back into their classrooms to […]
Top Three Vibrant Communities | August 1 â€“ 5
1.) Grand Rapids: As communities across the country grapple with how to address issues of mental health, Grand Rapids moves forward in its own quest. The Kiesler Wellness Center broke ground this week—right on schedule. The $4.4 million project will be an educational support center for community members and families seeking ways to access mental health […]
Top Three Vibrant Communities | July 25 â€“ 29
1.) Ely: Vibrancy on the Iron Range a half-century ago was as plentiful as dandelions in June. Mining was booming and small businesses were popping up in the form of Ma’ and Pa’ shops and single screen movie theaters. Today, as many rural communities in Minnesota are realizing Strong Towns assessment on the ills of “big box” economy, the […]