Thirty community projects have been selected as winners in the 2011 Minnesota Community Pride Showcase competition sponsored this year by InCommons, MinnPost.com and Minnesota State Fair.  The competition recognizes collaborative work to improve minnesota towns and neighborhoods.  We were delighted to see that many Blandin Foundation partners were selected as winners:

Rabideau Conservation Academy and Learning Center, a Blandin Foundation grantee; Faribault Summer Youth Programs, a program contributed to the competition by Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) alum Adrienne Falcon of Northfield; Redwood Rainbows 4-H Club Recycling for Community Events, contributed by BCLP alum Pat Dingels of Redwood Falls; Northfield LINK Center, contributed by BCLP alum Janet Lewis Muth of Northfield; Earth Fest Green Inventors Contest, contributed by BCLP alum Ardy Nurmi-Wilberg;  Itasca Water Legacy Partnership, a public policy partner and grantee; and Lac qui Parle Computer Commuter program, a broadband initiative partner of the Foundation.

Congratulations to all competitors and winners!  Check out their exhibits at this year’s State Fair Community Pride Showcase.