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Gold Stars for Kindergarten Readiness

Gold Stars for Kindergarten Readiness

4th Quarter 2016

Addressing the growing achievement gap among young children is an important priority for Minnesota educators. Read about how three Central Minnesota communities are closing this gap before their students even start school.


Gold Stars for Kindergarten Readiness

How three Central Minnesota communities are closing the achievement gap.

Shared Wisdom

As Initiative Foundation founding president Kathy Gaalswyk embarks on a new stage in her life, we asked her what she's learned from her 30 years of advocating for Central Minnesota.

Emeritus and Omnipresent

Meet the Initiative Foundation’s Emeritus Board of Trustees—a crew of trusted and revered Central Minnesota leaders who helped shape and guide the Foundation to the place it’s at today.

Celebrating 30 Years

Revisit three decades of regional economic and community development success stories.


Regional Investment Highlights

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

Leech Lake's Next-Gen Leader

LeRoy Staples Fairbanks III wants a community grounded in hope.

New Lives, New Businesses

Immigrant-run businesses add real value to the communities they now call home.

Following Your Lead

A donor-advised fund is an easy and efficient way to give back to your community.

United We Thrive

GoNorth: How five communities came together to ensure their mutual futures.

Avalon Sculpture

Inside the business of really big statues.

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