Let's Visit

Pine River is a quaint community with a population of just under 1000 people. It's a rural town with a progressive spirit. Hunt Utilities Group is on a mission to make the world more sustainable in many different ways.  Happy Dancing Turtle is a non-profit dedicated to creating learning experiences for all ages that make a lasting impact in the name of sustainability.  A CBD oil manufacturer is coming to town and currently renovating the empty Alco building and a business that transforms horse trailers into high end travel experiences is adding more employees exponentially.  In these Let’s Visit segments, learn about Pine River life from three locals and learn about what they do in their town.  Paul Hunt shares technologies and experiments happening at Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River,  Chris O’dell from Pine River-based Complete Chimney Care discusses chimney care tips, and Quinn Swanson shares some of the magic being planned at the upcoming Back to Basics event organized by the non-profit Happy Dancing Turtle. 

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Walker … it's almost like a storybook...It's still small enough that you can know everybody if you choose to. You can be private if you don't…Who would want to leave this, ever?

JoAnn Pells has spent nearly her entire life in the Walker area.  After encouragement from acquaintances, when she was nearing the age of 40, she decided to run for Cass County Commissioner. 

I'm a believer if you don't like it you, gotta dive in, try to make change. So I threw my hat in the ring and then I won…

Let's Visit Dorset!

Dec 18, 2019

We love that it's just a little community that feels like home.  It just has this feeling of everybody just coming and having a good time together.  It's a tradition. People come here every year and it's so fun to see those same people every year...We don't care if they go to our place, to Companeros, or wherever, they're coming into town and we love it. - Rachel Erickson, owner of the Dorset Chick'n Coop Reastaurant and Bar

Let's Visit Blackduck

Dec 18, 2019

Let's Visit is our monthly look at a town or area in northern Minneosta.  This summer we focused on Blackduck.  In these segments hear about Blackduck from the perspective of a transplant from Illinois, a transplant from Deer River and a business owner who wouldn't want to live anywhere else! 

Kelliher School serves nearly 300 students in kindergarten thru twelfth grade.  It’s a small school with a huge personality.  In this segment of Let’s Visit, discover some of the magic happening in Kelliher School- an active robotics team, classroom cattle, hydroponic gardening, community projects to make the world healthier and safer, and a fabrication lab that fuses art class with shop class turning kids’ design dreams into reality.  The innovative, often student-driven learning experiences cultivated at Kelliher School are inspiring. 


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