Events

Detroit Lakes Area

March 23 - 27, 2020

Retreat Dates:  March 23-27, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 19, 2020 Workshop II Date: July 21, 2020 Workshop III Date: September 15, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Detroit Lakes area Application Deadline:  Monday, January 27, 2020 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF

Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail Area

March 9 - 13, 2020

Retreat Dates:  March 9-13, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 12, 2020 Workshop II Date: July 7, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 25, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail area Application Deadline:  Monday, January 20, 2020 How to apply: Apply online …

Hutchinson Area

February 24 - 28, 2020

Retreat Dates: February 24-28, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 21, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 23, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 18, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Hutchinson area Application Deadline:  Monday, December 9, 2019 How to apply: Apply online  Download a PDF

Fosston Area

February 10 - 14, 2020

Retreat Dates: February 10-14, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 7, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 9, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 11, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fosston area Application Deadline:  Monday, December 2, 2019 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF   …

Fergus Falls Area

January 27 - 31, 2020

Retreat Dates: January 27-31, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: March 31, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 2, 2020 Workshop III Date: July 28, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fergus Falls area Application Deadline:  Monday, November 11, 2019 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF

Over $50,000

December 15, 2019

Grants for large-scale projects with long timelines that address systemic community change. 60 percent or more of our annual grantmaking is made in the Itasca area, our home giving area. Grants for work in other parts of rural Minnesota focus on high-impact projects that other rural communities can learn from and emulate. 2019 application deadlines …

BRCLP Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage

November 4 - 8, 2019

Retreat Dates: November 4-8, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop Dates: February 18-19, 2020 Workshop to be held at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the personal link provided in your pre-work letter …

Fairmont Area

October 21 - 25, 2019

Retreat Dates: October 21-25, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: December 3, 2019 Workshop II Date: February 4, 2020 Workshop III Date: March 31, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fairmont area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form …

2019 Broadband Conference

October 8 - 10, 2019

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement …

Faribault Area

September 23 - 27, 2019

Retreat Dates: September 23-27, 2019 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: November 12, 2019 Workshop II Date: January 21, 2020 Workshop III Date: March 17, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Faribault area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by …