Visiting in the New Norm

We're going to do a five concert series that will run every other Thursday starting April 8th...It's going to be a full-on concert production - sound, lighting, multiple camera angles. It's going to be a really professional production live on  Facebook and the YouTube livestream starting at 7:30pm. - Jordan Lindquist

...they wanted to do something to keep the acting company involved and also to let our patrons know that we're still around and thinking of them and trying to connect. And then we did some brainstorming. Michaela and I ... we kind of came up with some basic ideas for the group to take and run with, and they said, you know, that's a good idea! Go right ahead! And we have just taken over the producer duties. - Val Conner

A lot of people think of a library as very traditional as a place to go and check out books and items. We are so much more than that. We're a community center. We have computers, we have fax printers, we have copiers, we have study rooms. We have our legal kiosk. - Ara Gallo, Bemidji Public Library

...through through the pandemic, we really, really saw how committed our staff was. And just the way that they stepped up was just incredible and dealt with all the uncertainty and all the changing guidelines. And ....what are the things that we could do that are going to be the most impactful on people's long term quality of life? And these are these are some of the  jumping off points that we decided on. - Jake Robinson, Brigid's Irish Pub

100 Rural Women sees a future where more rural women lead positive change for themselves, their family, their communities, the nation and, of course, the world...We're really committed to building leadership through networks, mentorship, education and civic engagement. And I think most importantly, our organization is nonprofit, nonpartisan. We're all about finding ways for women to connect...

One of six regional organizations established by the McKnight Foundation to stregthen opportunities  in rural Minnesota, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation inspires people in its 12 county service area to re-imagine possibilities. 

Nate Dorr is the Vice President for Advocacy at NWMF.  He Zoomed into the morning show recently to discuss ways the many ways NWMF  supports the region and how his career has changed his perspective.