Construction December 2015
We are heading into the final stretch! Staff moved back into the building during November, and are settling back into their spaces. We took occupancy of the first floor on December 10. Third-floor work includes intalling cieilings made from cedar previously in the auditorium, painting walls and installing cabinets and carpet. Furnishings will follow soon. Staff had their final tour Decembe…
Construction October 2015
October 2015: We're getting close! While there is still much to do, the major construction work is complete. Most of the building is newly carpeted, new lights illuminate the second floor, and the parking lot is paved! The construction team reports that the heat is back on in part of the building, and will be throughout very soon. And folks can gather around the reception area fireplace on…
Demolition August 2015
August 2015: Our new spaces are taking shape! There's a new floor and door on second level, a reconfigured tech hub, and updated HVAC.
Demolition July 2015
July 2015: Just 3 days after staff moved out, deconstruction begins! Crews first ripped out carpet in the atrium and desks in the auditorium. By late July, the parking lot was demolished, making room to excavate for the addition of a new entrance. All three floors await new carpet. Staff is appreciating our temporary office space across town, away from the jolt of jackhammers, clouds of du…
June 2015: Our empty building at the end of the day June 26, 2015 -- ready for remodeling to create new meeting space for our nonprofit partners to use. You'll find us at our temporary office, Crossings Marketplace across from Central School, until fall 2015.
The GEIS will evaluate potential uses for forest products, and the impacts those products could have on forestland in the Itasca area. Scientists at the North Central Research and Outreach Center expect to wrap up the study by 2015.
Women in Public Service keynote
NTIA site visit Feb 2013
MIRC partners welcomed an evaluator team from the NTIA in late February, to gather stories of MIRC work and the difference the nearly 100 projects have made in rural communities throughout Minnesota.
Blandin Leadership Programs
Holiday card art winner 2012
The winning sketch captures the spirit of a vibrant community working together toward a common goal.