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NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION

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Two local organizations, Greater Bemidji and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, have received funds from the state to go towards addressing the shortage of affordable child care in the area.
The family and friends of Mark Fodness have recently established the Mark Fodness Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
The goal is to help communities in northwest Minnesota build knowledge, understanding and interpersonal development skills that lift up diverse and under-resourced populations in the region.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has already given out $1 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year, as its switching to regular impact statements to help give a broader understanding of everything the organization does throughout the region.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is sponsoring a three-part stress management workshop designed for business owners. Presented by Deb McGregor, a consultant with the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, life coach and neurotransformational coach through her business, Life Full of Joy, the workshops will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, Nov. 9, 16 and 23, in the Mayflower Building, 102 First St. W. There will also be 30 minutes for questions after each session.
Once again, it’s election season across the country. The general election will be held on Nov. 8. and here in northwest Minnesota, we have a lot to consider before we go vote.

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The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has been awarded nearly $2,188,000 in funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development through its Main Street Economic Revitalization Program to fund eligible projects designed to address the greatest economic development and redevelopment needs that have arisen since March 15, 2020.
The Bemidji 31 Education Foundation Fund, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, invites grant applications in support of enhancing the educational experience of students in Bemidji Area Schools.
The Herbert and Vivian Olson Children’s Reading Program Fund is seeking Bemidji area residents to serve on its advisory board.

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