Posts Tagged ‘food for thought’

North by Northwest: Rural Resilience in Northwest and North Central Minnesota

  Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from the McKnight-commissioned “North by Northwest: Rural Resilience in Northwest and North Central Minnesota,” an essay by Jay Walljasper exploring opportunities and challenges in Brainerd, Fegus Falls, and other communities in the northwest corner of Minnesota.   We’ve all heard the following claims about small-town Minnesota: Rural […]

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Northeast Minnesota: New Possibilities in the North Country

  Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from the McKnight-commissioned Northeast Minnesota: New Possibilities in the North Country, an essay by Jay Walljasper exploring opportunities and challenges in communities north of the metro area and east of Brainerd and Bemidji. Jay Walljasper’s “Northeast Minnesota: New Possibilities in the North Country” was commissioned by The McKnight […]

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Neal Cuthbert: “Three Cities” offers regional perspective with an eye on competition

Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from the McKnight-commissioned A Tale of Three Cities, an essay by Jay Walljasper that captures valuable lessons from Seattle, Denver, and Toronto — regions that serve as both competitors and inspiration for Minneapolis-St. Paul.     Jay Walljasper’s A Tale of Three Cities was commissioned by […]

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