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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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What's New at UMVRDC

Farm to School Grant Program

October 20th, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant Program supports Minnesota school districts and child care centers in the processing of Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to: Create feasibility plan that identifies specific equipment, tools, training or policies needed by school districts and child care centers; Purchase equipment to allow schools and child […]

Region 6W Talks About Public Sector Role in Local Broadband

October 13th, 2014

Article written by: Ann Treacy Last week, I got to be a fly on the wall during a fun discussion in Appleton Minnesota, hosted by UMVRDC (which covers five counties) and the Blandin Broadband Team of Bernadine Joselyn and Bill Coleman. I wanted to write about the meeting because I think they are on the […]

The EDA Center is Requesting Proposals for Assistance

October 13th, 2014

The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is one of more than 40 university centers nationwide, supported by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.  The EDA Center conducts applied research, provides direct technical assistance and delivers educational programs to economic development agencies that support the economy of economically-distressed rural communities throughout […]