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Energy Matters

Conserving energy fuels a more sustainable future.

3rd Quarter 2015

How conserving energy fuels a more sustainable future for Central Minnesota.


Cover: Energy Matters

A town, a church and a company discovered that conserving energy can fuel a more sustainable future.

Economically Empowering

Food hubs help farmers scale up and improve their bottom lines.

Bloom Where You Are

Central Minnesota's newcomers are an engine of innovation and vitality in Greater Minnesota.

Building a Nation

An innovative program aims to boost the Leech Lake Band's economic self-sufficiency.


Emerging Leaders: Opening Doors

As a rising entrepreneur, Travis Kelley's success hinges on hard work.

Challenge, Solution

Manufacturers train the workers they have for new skills.

On Track

A new indoor BMX arena revs up a sport-friendly economy in Isanti.

A Healthy Gift

When a regional medical association fulfilled its original mission, the assets got a second life.


Why clogs are big business in Chisago City.

Regional Highlights

The latest economic and community development highlights from the 14-county area.