Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 6 – 10
April 10, 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.
- Crookston: It’s 1981 – Charles and Diana marry, the original 5150 IBM PC launches, Raiders of the Lost Ark dominates the box office AND Crookston, Minnesota’s Comprehensive Plan was born. After 34 years as a dust collector, the city is getting serious about building a new plan for a vibrant future in Crookston. The city plans to engage community during the planning process. “An updated plan would be a great asset to have for economic development, and may help the city realign our current land use to fit the needs of today’s market and economy,” said Building Official Matt Johnson in a Crookston Times article.
- Grand Rapids: It’s 1981, again! This time the Myles Reif Center opens their doors for the first time. This week, however, Reif Center celebrated the closing of its doors and the groundbreaking that kick started their $8.1 million expansion. With oodles of Reif supporters present, the event was marked with song, dance and performance. Here’s what attendees had to say…
- Morris: In ten short years, the Latino population increased 274% in Stevens County. As cultures coverage a “silence of misunderstanding” often blankets incoming immigrants. To chip away at these barriers, University of Minnesota Morris students Jordan Wente and Natalie Hoidal embarked on a project to visually transcend differences through photography. Check it out!
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