Top 3 Vibrant Communities | March 30 – April 3
April 3, 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.
- Bemidji: This Saturday, the City of Bemidji, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa, Red Lake Band of Ojibwa and White Earth Ojibwa Nation are hosting the Bemijigamaag Powwow at Bemidji’s Sanford Center. This is the first-ever “large cross-cultural, multi-media” powwow held in Bemidji and it “seeks to bridge gaps and build a better sense of community among the native and non-native people.” To learn how local leaders came together to move this idea forward, visit Minnesota Brown and stay tuned to Outposts from more stories coming out of the Powwow.
- La Crescent: If you happen to find yourself rolling through La Crescent next Saturday, you might just have the opportunity to roll down your window and meet a local. Why? Because it will be Neighbors Day, a now “decade’s-old tradition where people of every age come together in a collective and very visible way to help each other out.” Led in part by a former Blandin Community Leadership alumni Peter Petersilie, the day-long event involves everyone from “service organizations, youth groups, high school students, sports teams, clubs, and even whole families.” For the full article, see Houston County News.
- Mora: Maple syrup, a Minnesota staple! If you’ve never tapped a tree, you’re in for a treat. Life in Minnesota gives a fantastic glimpse into Sapsucker Farms, a family farm in Mora, Minnesota that grew from 35 taps to 1,000 taps in ten years. Visit Life in Minnesota’s website for a vibrant story and even more brilliant photos.
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