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Lanesboro Arts selected to participate in Bush Foundation’s Community Creativity Cohort


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Features

Lanesboro Arts is one of 16 organizations from across Minn., N. Dak., and S. Dak. selected to participate in the Bush Foundation’s Community Creativity Cohort. The Cohort is a one-time program designed by the Foundation to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life.

The organizations selected to participate in the Cohort will each receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000. In addition, the Cohort will work with the Bush Foundation over the next six months to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with their work, particularly around efforts to engage the community, build and support leadership, and advance racial and economic equity. The insights from this effort will help inform the Foundation’s future work in the arts.

Executive Director of Lanesboro Arts, John Davis, said, “ This is an honor for our organization to be selected and an incredible opportunity as well. We look forward to working with the Bush Foundation and all the other participant organizations selected.”

The Community Creativity Cohort will meet twice over the next six months. Each meeting will feature guest presenters who will inspire and inform the Cohort on issues related to community engagement, leadership development and equity. The organizations that participate in the Cohort will also share lessons learned from their experience working on these issues in their own communities. The Foundation worked with Laura Zabel, Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts and a 2014 Bush Fellow, to design the Cohort experience.

“The arts can inspire communities to think bigger and differently about how to address tough challenges. But organizations that work in the arts wrestle with tough challenges of their own,” said Bush Foundation Strategy and Learning Vice President Allison Barmann. “The Community Creativity Cohort will help us better understand both the challenges and opportunities these organizations face. This knowledge will strengthen our ability to support efforts to engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life.”

About the Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minn., N. Dak., S. .....
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Gundersen Health System donates to Fillmore County Food Shelf in honor of Gundersen physicians

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Features

To recognize the accomplishments of their physicians on National Doctor’s Day - March 30, Gundersen Health System has donated $500 to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. The donation is one of more than 20 food pantries in Gundersen’s service area to ..... 
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Safety and Storm Spotter Training offered by National Weather Service

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a Severe Weather Safety Presentation and a SKYWARN Spotter Training in Spring Valley, Minn. on Monday, April 13. The safety class will begin at 5 p.m. and the spotter training will start around 6:30 ..... 
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3rd Annual Tractor Ride dates announced

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Features

The Preston Historical Society has set Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20 for a two-day autumn tractor ride through the scenic Bluff Country of Southeast Minnesota. The round-about ride will begin and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairg ..... 
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“The Letter L” is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Every “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a unique work of art, carefully and sometimes crazily choreographed around a theme with music, skits, jokes and more. Coming up on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the show will feature ‘The ..... 
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Stop in to Wild Red’s Canton Pub

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Canton Features

An integral part of main street in Canton, Minn. is once again up and running with new management. Karen Scheevel opened the doors of Wild Red’s Canton Pub on January 29, 2015 after the business had been closed for quite some time. Before ..... 
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Fillmore County in the Civil War The Battle Cry of Freedom songs and stories of the Civil War

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Features

One hundred and fifty years ago this April, the American Civil War ended. Wits’ End Theatre will commemorate that event, and the sacrifice and valor of Fillmore County soldiers who served in the Union army, with The Battle Cry of Freedom, on Apri ..... 
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EDA 2014 activities reviewed

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chris Giesen, Community Development Coordinator, reported on the 2014 activities of the Chatfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) at the city council’s March 23 meeting. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. The EDA’s seven person board meet ..... 
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County awarded funds

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Features

The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has recommended $2,800 be awarded to Fillmore County. The money is used to provide emergency food and shelter to people in need of them. The local board is mad ..... 
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