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Top 3 Vibrant Communities | May 15 – 19

1) Coleraine: When Mount Itasca’s future was in jeopardy, local leaders involved in the Itasca Ski and Outing Club stepped up to the plate, rather the chair lift, to begin the incline to a rejuvenated community resource. Hundreds of volunteer hours and a $10,000 IRRRB grant later, Mount Itasca is well on its way to serving […]



Top 3 Vibrant Communities | May 8 – 12

1) Detroit Lakes & Perham: In 2016, The Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes and Perham served more than 40,000 meals to nearly 600 young people. Their stellar growth rate, quality programming, and commitment to whole communities landed them this year’s Wellstone Legacy Award from the Minnesota School Counselors Association.  An event was held in […]



Top 3 Vibrant Communities | May 1 – 5

1) Wadena: Meeting two days a week, students from four area communities are learning what it’s like to live a day in the life of a number of area business people. The program started as an economic development project with initial funding from 17 area businesses. It’s not funded by the school, but students have […]



Bush Foundation is coming to the Northland and wants to meet with you!

Investing in great ideas and the people who power them. That is what Bush Foundation has been doing in collaboration with organizations and leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the geography since 1953. Today, they are as committed as ever to carrying out the wishes of their founders — do […]



Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 24 – 28

1) Pequot Lakes: Action, mystery, humor — whatever your genre of preference, the “Made in Minnesota: A Celebration of Local Authors” event has you covered. Pequot Lakes is inviting authors from all over Minnesota to share their talents with local residents. Full story at the Echo Journal 2) Austin: There is probably no other time in a […]

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