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The NEW Lamecker's General Store located in Kerkhoven, Minnesota.

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Kerkhoven welcomes a NEW General Store

Kerkhoven, Minnesota welcomed a new General Store this summer! Owners Scott and Teresa Lamecker opened Lamecker’s General Store doors on June 26th, 2014 with the help and support from family, friends, and the community. The community was 110% behind the Lamecker’s since the town has been without a hardware store since April of 2013, after the Schutt family had closed its doors. ….   Click here to continue reading.


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2015 Community Assistantship Program Grant

October 22nd, 2014

Community Based Research (CBR) is where community knowledge and University knowledge come together to solve the problems of our time. Merging community knowledge with the resources and expertise of the University sheds new light on today’s challenges and helps to identify innovative directions to solve them.According to a key article in the Michigan Journal of […]

Upcoming Border to Border Broadband Conference

October 22nd, 2014

Join us for Border to Border Broadband on November 18-19, 2014 at Cragun’s Resort located near Brainerd. Earlier this fall, over the course of three weeks, three national organizations working on driving Internet access, adoption and use came to Minnesota for major meetings. Why?   ~ Is it because our children are above average?   […]

Business Development Public Infrastructure

October 22nd, 2014

The BDPI grant program provides grants to cities and counties in Greater Minnesota of up to 50% of the capital costs of the public infrastructure necessary to expand economic development, retain or create jobs, or increase the tax base (§116J.431). Greater Minnesota cities, in particular, depend on this grant program to attract new businesses and […]