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.
Brain Gain bill would jump start rural workforce recruitment
Brain gain is getting its moment in the legislative spotlight. Introduced by Rep. Deb Kiel, the “Greater Minnesota Brain Gain bill,” if passed, would create a “pilot grant program to provide grants to eligible organizations to identify and support local economic development initiatives in greater Minnesota designed to attract workers and new residents by marketing […]
Hackathons: calling ALL creative thinkers (not just coders)
Through our work in broadband adoption and use in rural communities, we’ve seen and featured a number of tech-related hackathons. The hackathon model sets the stage for creative minds to collaborative on new and innovative ideas in a short amount of time. While these events have typically been designed for coders interested in generating new programming […]
Reprinting history: Blandin Foundation recognized as a Friend of Minnesota Newspapers
“At the age of 12, Blandin left school to become an apprentice at the [New London] Times. Two years later young Blandin decided to leave New London and strike out on his own.” — Papermakers, p. 119 Forty-three years after Charles K. Blandin’s first embarked on his journey to “make it” in the world, he […]