In mid-March, RSDP's five regional boards invited community ideas for rapid responses to COVID-19. The goal was to identify innovative ideas across Greater Minnesota that could benefit from partnership and a small infusion of support. Within a month, RSDP boards had reviewed more than 50 ideas.
Ojibwe prophecy foretells a crossroads. At this point, humans can choose to turn away from a path of environmental degradation and toward one of stewardship of the earth and each other. If we choose the path of stewardship, the earth heals and all groups of people prosper together. A group of Northeast Minnesotans hopes a Great Lakes Cultural Interpretive Center would help us choose the latter.
Central RSDP has undertaken an intentional effort to grow the diversity and inclusivity of the board and community partners which has resulted in projects with Somali, Latino and tribal communities, including projects undertaken in a bilingual context.
Doctors Mike Overend and Lucy Grina, co-owners of Lake County Veterinary Clinic in Two Harbors and Grand Marais, have been caring for animals since 1987. To care for the environment and the bottom line of their business, they recently decided to add solar.
Southeast Minnesota’s economy continues to grow, with an increasing need for workers to fill jobs. Southeast Minnesota Together is convening conversations to address the worker shortage and support the collective well-being of communities in the region.