Top 3 Vibrant Communities for March 9-13
March 13, 2015 by Blandin Foundation
To lift up local community leadership in rural Minnesota, every Friday Blandin Foundation will post the Top 3 Vibrant Communities based on timely news coverage and reader submissions. If you have a vibrant story to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Morris: Held in Morris, MN, the Rural Arts and Culture Summit opened up for registration last week and announced their keynote speaker, Theresa Secord, a traditional Penobscot basketweaver. This event “gathers artists, art organizations, rural-centric organizations and community and economic development leaders to learn about people and places that have built their stories ‘from the ground up’.” For more information, visit the website.
- Park Rapids: This week, the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning hosted University of Minnesota Extension researcher Ben Winchester who spoke with local residents about rural migration trends. Attendees learned about the “brain gain” of newcomers between the ages of 30 and 49 that many rural counties are experiencing and how they can make the most of this trend. For more on this research, visit Extension’s website.
- Harmony: The Fillmore County Journal reports that Harmony, Minnesota is planning to launch a community garden project this growing season. Partners from the public library, Fillmore Central High School and the community center are all working together to make this collective dream a reality. For more on how the community came together to plan for the garden, read the full article.
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