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Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing, vibrant, resilient, rural communities.
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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Foundation and Trust to meet with court
Representatives meet Aprll 21 on new reporting, verify Foundation commitments to local giving area
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Top 3 Vibrant Communities (April 20-24)
To lift up local community leadership in rural Minnesota, every Friday Blandin Foundation will post the Top 3 Vibrant Communities based on timely news coverage and reader submissions. Gaylord: Minnesota could be getting a new medical school thanks to a chance encounter while looking for broadband funding.”There are a lot of things Gaylord has done [...]
Is wireless the answer for rural Minnesota?
“Broadband access — and the skills to use it — are fundamental to healthy, resilient communities… It deserves more than a one-off response.” — Dr. Kathy Annette, Star Tribune, April 20, 2015 On Monday we added our voice to the chorus of rural Minnesota voices rallying in response to the House’s decision to zero out [...]
Freeborn County‚Äôs Lift One; Lift All teams up for Homeless Day on the Hill
Today we welcome Amy Gauthier, member of Lift One; Lift All: Freeborn County Beyond Poverty – a group born out of our Leaders Partnering to End Poverty program. Lift One; Lift All members traveled to Homeless Day on the Hill last month to push legislation to benefit the homeless in their county. This is Amy’s [...]