Showing posts from October, 2011

IQ Mighty Mississippi Issue

People around the world can identify the Mississippi River on a map. Many of us drive past or over it every day. School children can actually spell it. So, if the Mighty Mississippi starts right here in Minnesota, why doesn't it float on our minds more often?

Partnering with foundations across the state, this special statewide issue of IQ Magazine examines the past, present and future of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.


Jobs, population discussed during northwest Minnesota summit

In the midst of a struggling statewide economy, the community of Thief River Falls has a problem other Minnesota cities might wish they had.

Read more here from the Grand Forks Herald

Grant Kicks Off "Active Hubbard County" Campaign

NMF recently awarded a grant for $15,000 for the “Active Hubbard County” Project. The Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC) will be leading a new “Active Living Campaign” that will include all of Hubbard County. The HRDC envisions its entire region, including Hubbard County, as a place where all modes of transportation are respected, the area is recognized as being safe and healthy, physical activity is common and accessible, travel corridors have strong connection points, and home to school routes are safe for all children. To help this vision become a reality, the HRDC will lead a planning process that will include a wide variety of partners from throughout Hubbard County, building upon the successes already achieved through the Healthy Park Rapids Area 2020 project. Specific work program items will include:developing a strong partnership from all communities in the County; maintaining and sustaining the partnership; developing and prioritizing strategies; beginning impleme…