Showing posts from September, 2011

Digi-Key company: Keyed for growth

Thief River Falls, Minn.-based Digi-Key Corp. was hit with a wave of new orders shortly after the deadly tsunami hit the Japanese coast in March. Anticipated shortages of the electronic components that Digi-Key distributes worldwide led to a big spike in orders for the local company as international customers, worried about the availability of electronic components manufactured in Japan, stockpiled supplies.
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Crookston visioning effort needs 'civic stewards'

Check out this link - Crookston Times Editor Mike Christopherson covered the NMF meeting to kick off the Sustaining Community Success program.

Community Resource Connections Receives Grant

“Beyond the Senior Annual Check-Up” Program
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded a grant for $24,000 to support Community Resource Connections (CRC) in developing and piloting a screening and follow-up tool with senior citizens struggling to navigate the services and complications of Medicare systems.
CRC is planning to conduct a limited pilot project in the Blackduck area during the next year.Following development of the various screening assessments, the Blackduck Service Center will work with about 30 seniors/couples to screen for services, provide case management services, make referrals, and conduct follow up with both clients and service providers.
CRC believes that having this type of screening available will reduce the demands upon local service providers to determine eligibility for services, and free up more time to actually provide and organize the services, thus saving time and money.
CRC Executive Director Ruth Sherman said, “This is a new a…

Your input wanted as Crookston visioning effort launches

It's been several years since members of the Crookston community were invited to sit down together and try to hash out a path for the town's future that most people think is a wise one, so the timing would seem to be especially appropriate for the "Community Stewardship Initiative" to launch.