The City of Milan participated in the Partnership Arts Program through the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership and ArtPlace. The intent of this program is to infuse arts into community development projects to solve problems. UMVRDC staff
Thunder Hawks began as a private non-profit called Kinder Kare, Inc. that was incorporated in 1969 as a community project to address the need for childcare in Montevideo. Throughout the years, the location of the program changed frequently, until
After several home-based childcare options and the childcare center in Granite Falls closed, the childcare shortage in the city and county intensified, and a countywide engagement processes began. There was representation from economic development
The goal was to find a collaborative model to increase the number of quality daycare spots in Benson. The idea for a new childcare facility began with community members in Benson. Business owners noticed a shortage of licensed childcare options for
The Southwest Minnesota Initiative awarded a $1,000 grant to Wood Lake City. This covered the majority of the costs of installing the new hoops.… Click button below to view full case study.
The motivation for the project came from the community which desired a new playground. City council approved the playground contingent on the city’s ability to raise sufficient funds for the project. This meant that the initial goals were: (1) secure
The park was created to provide a place for people to relax and enjoy being outdoors. The park has many amenities such as camp sites, picnic tables, free mini golf, historic buildings walking trails, and a butterfly garden … Click button below to
The motivation for the pool came from the interest of the Montevideo community. Students and adults in the community expressed their desire for the pool through surveys that the Montevideo Comprehensive Plan used. These surveys showed that the pool