Showing posts from August, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Dynasties are easy to discuss but a lot harder to achieve.

Take a look around Minnesota’s high school football scene since Stephen-Argyle won a state-record 77 consecutive games with five straight state championships from 2003 to 2008.

The streak is one of the state’s greatest dynasties in any sport. No other Minnesota school has come close to replicating it.

With the Minnesota high school football season opening this week, The Forum looks back on Stephen-Argyle’s run by posing this question: Can dynasties like Stephen-Argyle’s continue to exist today?

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IDEA Competition Accepting Applications September 1

Beginning September 1, the IDEA Competition will begin accepting applications for what will be its fourth year. Since the competition began, over $200,000 in funding has been awarded and ten of the winners have already brought their product to market.

Participants receive access to valuable tools and resources, the opportunity to refine their investor pitch, attention in the media, a chance to pitch their idea to qualified potential investors and leaders in the business community, and a chance to receive substantial funding for their venture, including individual cash awards of $10,000 each, for up to five winners.

2011 IDEA winners had this to say about the competition:

“No matter how well you might know your idea or your business plan, the IDEA competition process really helps you flush out all the little details that you may have overlooked. We really understood the value of the process from last year and that was one of the major reasons that we entered this year’s competiti…

Agassiz Audubon Society nature center begins a new chapter

Formerly known as the Wetlands, Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary, the 640-acre site donated over several years by centenarian Eldor Omdahl is in the midst of a rebranding that better reflects the region, the habitat and what the center offers. New manager Heidi Hughes has been on the job since June 1.

This sanctuary has been supported through a component fund with Northwest Minnesota Foundation since 1997.

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