Vibrant Communities

People. Places. Passion. Progress.

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.

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.

Anishinaabe Worldview Training spurs new ideas to incorporate Native American culture at Northland school

Feb 12

Over 150 Itasca area leaders — including police officers, educators, and business owners — have completed Anishinaabe Worldview Training in recent years. The training gives learners a historical framework from which to understand and articulate the Native experience today. The content is a result of many gatherings of elders, teachers, critical thinkers and traditional Anishinaabe […]

Performers capture local history to engage and inspire at Forest History Center

Feb 08

Take a step back in time, to a 1900 logging camp in the Northwoods of Minnesota. While there, you can take in the smells of the bunk house where lumberjacks sleep two to a bed, visit the cook shack where men eat piles of flapjacks, wind timbers, sinkers and swamp water, grab your gear in […]

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