Vibrant Communities

People. Places. Passion. Progress.

Where 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.

Discover here your fellow rural Minnesotans’ answers. And consider the power and possibilities within your own answers.

From the Blog: Top 3 Vibrant Communities

We see vibrancy in rural Minnesota every week — and share it with you on Outposts, our blog.

Top 3 Vibrant Communities | June 5 – 9

Jun 09

1. Pine River: The City of Pine River has partnered with the Cass County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) to make small business loans to area businesses. “Growth is coming,” said Mike Paulus, executive director for CCEDC. “Cass County is primed for an economic explosion. The funds for the city of Pine River will ensure that the […]

Top 3 Vibrant Communities | May 29 – June 2

Jun 02

1) Willmar: Inviting diverse youth in Willmar to develop new skills, connect to the community and to each other, a trio of men launched a new summer garden with some unexpected produce. Nate Erickson, Abdiweli Yusuf and Ben Larson, creators of the MNyou Youth Garden, are working alongside 30 minority youth (ages 12-21) to grow traditional […]