Challenges and opportunity – rural Minnesota communities face both, usually at the same time.
Community leadership programs offered by Blandin Foundation help rural leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities – ones that thrive in times of challenge and opportunity.
The Blandin leadership Programs are designed to help make that happen.
Rural Pulse 2016: Seeing rural Minnesota through the eyes of our communities of color
“Because with 75 years experience, we know that a truly vibrant community will be one where every member has both options for their life, and the ability to pursue those paths to their fullest end.” Blandin Foundation President and CEO Kathy Annette shared this statement with our partners earlier this year in an email about the work […]
The 9 Dimensions: A look into the health of rural Minnesota communities
Safe streets. Active and diverse leadership. Learning opportunities at all stages of life. Clean air. Active faith communities. Strong job market. Accessible healthcare. Welcoming spaces. Separate, these are all bright spots in a community. Only together, though, do they give a holistic view of what it means to be a healthy community. Each of these pieces represents […]
New this year! Rural Pulse 2016 Regional Reports
Rolling hills, towering pines and jagged bluffs – just like the unique and varied landscape of Minnesota, the priorities and concerns of its people are equally diverse. Each region has its own story, its own challenges and its own priorities. Rural Pulse 2016 helps tell that story through a series of special reports focusing on […]
09.26.2016 - 09.30.2016
10.10.2016 - 10.14.2016
Bois Forte, Fond du Lac and Grand Portage
10.24.2016 - 10.28.2016
La Crescent Area
01.23.2017 - 01.27.2017
02.13.2017 - 02.17.2017
Fergus Falls Area
02.27.2017 - 03.03.2017
Sugar Lake Lodge
LPEP Two Harbors
10.05.2016 - 05.10.2017
Two Harbors Community Building