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Minnesota Community Pride winners announced and honored on Labor Day weekend at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair


Sat, Sep 12th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Over 20 Minnesota communities, large and small, from across the state, took home top honors and over $15,000 in cash awards in the 25th Anniversary Minnesota Community Pride competition, announced at the Minnesota Community Pride Showcase and Awards Ceremony at the Minnesota State Fair over Labor Day weekend at Carousel Park.

A complete list of winners is available at www.reinventingminnesota.org.

An exhibit tent adjacent to Carousel Park stage was full of project displays that were popular with State Fair attendees eager to learn more about the communities' efforts.

"Connecting, creating, thriving" is the tagline of Reinventing Minnesota. It's a way to think and act, to turn the current economic challenges into opportunities that encourage people to connect and share good ideas and resources to move us into a thriving future for all. It builds on Minnesota's history of inventiveness, innovation and compassion to recognize the goodwill and good actions that communities, neighborhoods and organizations across our state are doing right now to help one another.

"The purpose for the contest first and foremost was to find a way to share the great ideas Minnesotans have for improving their communities in the midst of a challenging economic environment," said Jane Leonard, who helped run the original Minnesota Community Pride program 25 years ago. "So much good is happening in Minnesota's communities that if shared, can help others across our state and country. These citizens and the projects being honored at the State Fair embody the spirit of the Reinventing Minnesota initiative and the Community Pride competition."

That's why the State Fair was the perfect venue to showcase the Minnesota Community Pride communities. Where else do all Minnesotans gather to see what improvements have been made since last year? There are exhibits on agricultural innovations and sustainable energy and arts & culture and more. Why not examples of community and economic development improvements, too, that people can take home to their own cities and neighborhoods?

Communities that participated in the State Fair event included: Amboy, Austin, Baudette, Bloomington, Caledonia, Coon Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Glencoe, Hoffman, Lake City, Lanesboro, Madelia, Mankato, Marshall, Maynard, Menahga, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Sebeka, Staples, and Willmar.

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State Fair Seeking Young Adults to Serve on Advisory Team

Mon, Aug 31st, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota State Fair is now accepting applications for young adults who want to be part of the State Fair Advisory Team.

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Background briefing for media on novel H1N1 flu

Tue, Aug 25th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

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MN2020 Statement on the Minnesota Free Market Institute's False Assertions about Climate Change

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - Responding to the Minnesota Free Market Institute's assertions that climate change is just politicized science, Minnesota 2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke issued the following statement:



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END-OF-SUMMER DWI CRACKDOWN MEANS END OF THE ROAD FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

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Minnesota State Fair Foundation at the Fair

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

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MN2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke's Statement on Final Round of State Budget Cuts

Sat, Aug 15th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

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Variety of Values at 2009 State Fair

Wed, Aug 12th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - Visitors to the 2009 Great Minnesota Get-Together will enjoy a variety of values and bargains during the fair, Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7.

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MN 2020 Education Policy Fellow John Fitzgerald's Statement on AYP Results

Tue, Aug 11th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

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