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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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Rural Pulse 2016
How are rural Minnesotans experiencing their communities? What are their priorities? Rural Pulse survey results sheds light on these questions…
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Rural Minnesotaâ€™s bright spots tell a story of revitalization, not ruin
Rural Pulse 2016 uncovered a number of issues rural Minnesotans considered critical to the vibrancy of their community. But economy, educational opportunities and healthcare arenâ€™t the biggest issues facing rural Minnesota, said Kelly Asche, program coordinator of the Center for Small Towns. â€œThese problems are symptoms of an underlying ailment: â€˜the negative, mistaken narrative that [â€¦]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | November 14 â€“ 18
1. Hill City:Â for tapping local farmers to provide fresh food for school lunches. Full story at Aitkin Independent AgeÂ 2. Rushford:Â for creating a community Thanksgiving tradition, for those who may not otherwise celebrate, by providing good food and company. Full story at Tri-County Record 3. Chatfield:Â for city leadersâ€™ collaborative efforts to restore a treasured fishing [â€¦]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | November 7 â€“ 11
1. Grand Rapids:Â for student coordination of a TEDx event that celebrated ways youth can and should be the leaders of today. â€œThe theme of the day was â€˜Today I Amâ€¦â€™ with the idea that students are always told to worry about the future and that they will be the â€˜leaders of tomorrow,â€™ said Dale Christy. [â€¦]