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Appleton students and parents participating in the SRTS Walk/Bike Day

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International Walk/Bike to School Day

In 2012, the UMVRDC led the elementary schools in Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Granite Falls and Madison through a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning process to develop plans with the goal of encouraging students to walk and bike to school….   Click here for more information.


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What's New at UMVRDC

June Newsletter now available

July 1st, 2014

June newsletter now available! 

2014 Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) Grant Awarded

June 19th, 2014

 2014 Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) Grant Awarded The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) successfully helped the community of Clara City secure $613,295 in DEED funds that will leverage other local funds provided by project participants to rehabilitate commercial properties, and owner-occupied, rental and multi-unit housing projects. Clara City will work over the […]

June Board Packet

June 18th, 2014

The June Board Packet is now available.