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Two charged in 2017 River Falls overdose death
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Chase April 17, 2019, exceeds 100 mph on Highway 52
Goodhue County commissioners tackle communications issues
Prepare for flood 2019 round No. 2 at Red Wing and Lake City
crime and courts
Baseball: Red Wing wins two of three
Area Softball: Randolph wins big
Area Baseball: Cannon Falls remains perfect in HVL
Girls' Golf: Red Wing wins first meet of the season
Gallery: Have you seen the pelicans at Frontenac Pond?
Maiden Rock mine seeks new control permit
CannonBelles Cheese opens coffee shop, plans plant in Cannon Falls
Goodhue County dairy princesses named; top producers honored
Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes new providers
Knobelsdorff Electric expands to new industries, states
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Slim Down With RiverTown: Weigh-in doesn't mean the pattern ends in May
101 Things To Do: International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota
Thriving in the face of adversity: Gage Robinson is beating the odds
Waiting for a furever home: River Bluff Humane Society has no shortage of furry friends
VIDEO: Inaugural flag ceremony in Red Wing promotes impact of organ donation
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Friends of the Red Wing Library announce two spring events
Spotlight: 2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival is April 20
Review: 'Mrs. Ambassador' by Mary Dupont
Rediscovering Eugenie Anderson: Author recalls world-traveling grandmother in book
Update: The art of graffiti; community dialogue April 11, 2019 rescheduled
GOODHUE COUNTY: 04/02/19 Board Minutes Summary
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Assumed Name Notice: Warm Toasties
City of Red Wing: Ordinance No. 131 Plus Exhibit A
Probate Notice: Diane Spiess Orchard 25-PR-19-716
Virgil Moore Jr.
Ronald C. Allen
Debra Colleen Wing
Pearl Grob Bjork
Gene Allen Massett
Red Wing’s city engineer awarded top honor
Celebrating Five Generations of Women
Ask the Chief: Reserve officers help department fulfill needs
Column: Goodhue County reaches a solid waste crossroads
Editorial: Traffic will be hopping Easter holiday weekend
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April 9, 2019
Spread the word: SMIF can help you grow
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation we sometimes joke that we are our region's "best kept secret." But it is true that despite the fact...
April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 10, 2019
Column: Make a difference in your backyard, like Peggy Decker is in Cannon Falls
When asked what I love about southern Minnesota, one thing that always rises to the top is the drive that people have to help their neighbors....
March 10, 2019 - 5:00am
January 28, 2019
Column: There are great reasons to love living here
There have been moments throughout my life when opportunities arose to move to a different part of the state of Minnesota, or even a different...
January 28, 2019 - 9:09am
November 6, 2018
Viewpoint: Community resource events coming in 2019
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year — not just because of the beautiful colors, but because it means it's time for our Annual Luncheon....
November 6, 2018 - 5:00am
October 3, 2018
Column: Collaborating for regional vitality
A couple of years ago we went through a rebranding exercise at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and settled on the tagline "collaborating...
October 3, 2018 - 4:14pm
May 4, 2018
Column: Invest in small businesses, small towns
The Small Business Administration celebrates America's small business owners during National Small Business Week, April 29 through May 5. According...
May 4, 2018 - 3:21pm
March 6, 2018
Column: AmeriCorps changes lives, shapes the future
Giving back to our communities is infused in American culture, whether through donating to charity, serving in the military or volunteering....
March 6, 2018 - 3:36pm
February 8, 2018
Viewpoint: REV up with tangible community goals
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we know that growth comes from within. In all of our programming we aim to lift up the communities...
February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 5, 2017
Column: Entrepreneurship starts with encouragement
For the second year, Minnesota ranks first of the 25 largest states in the Kauffman Index for Main Street Entrepreneurship. We have the highest rate of business owners (7.75 percent), established small business density (687.2 small businesses per 1,000 firms) and business survival...
May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2016
COLUMN: Rural Pulse: Optimistic, but not welcoming
By Tim Penny, President of Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund In the height of this election season, pollsters are busy making calls. More useful (and less annoying) are poll results from an ongoing survey called the Rural Pulse. Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation also spent the...
October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2010
Column: Generosity makes an impact on our region
At this time of the year we are surrounded with opportunities to share good will and help others who are less fortunate. It's also when we hear wonderful stories about lives that were changed because of someone's generosity. Here at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation we have...
December 24, 2010 - 10:15am
November 4, 2010
Column: SMIF responds when disaster hits area
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has invested in the economic future of rural Minnesota for 24 years. Our investments have typically been made in partnership with local banks and economic development agencies.
November 4, 2010 - 7:33am
September 2, 2010
Column: Initiative Foundation looks ahead
For 24 years, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has engaged in partnerships that inspire economic success throughout our 20-county region. In fiscal 2010 (July 2009-June 2010), SMIF invested more than $4.7 million into 151 successful workforce and business projects. Each...
September 2, 2010 - 4:52pm
August 18, 2010
Early childhood education needs more allies
Last month, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's BookStart program, in partnership with Capstone Publishing, granted 28 community organizations a total of 5,000 books. These organizations -- schools, early learning centers and libraries -- are committed to distributing books...
August 18, 2010 - 3:36pm
July 8, 2010
Column: Entrepreneurs are helping to bolster the economy
It appears there's an uptick in small business creation here in Minnesota, according to data compiled by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. His office has seen a big spike in new business filings that translates into a 15 percent increase from 2008 to 2009. The state's small business...
July 8, 2010 - 7:02am