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Pedestrian and Bicycle training comes to Appleton

The UMVRDC was happy to host Michelle and CJ from The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) on Wednesday, October 29th. BikeMN brought their recent Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum to Appleton to train educators and officers from across the five county region about teaching pedestrian and bicycle safety to children…… Click here to continue reading.


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What's New at UMVRDC

Art Sales Increase for 2014 Meander

November 26th, 2014

The reports from 42 different artists are in and the numbers point to a 12% increase in average sales per artist during the 2014 Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl. According to Kristi Fernholz, Senior Planner for the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), a total of $108,207 of art sales were made during […]

Office Closure

November 10th, 2014

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.  We will reopen on Wednesday the 12th with normal business hours.

NOW HIRING: Transportation/Community Development Planner

October 30th, 2014

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for a planner to work primarily in transportation and will have some general community development projects with cities, counties and other organizations in the five-county UMVRDC region of Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties. Education & Experience 4-year degree in community […]