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Center For Small Towns

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Identifier: A25

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Materials from First Annual Symposium on Small Towns
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Winsted Arts Council Green Affordable Housing Rural Issues and Concerns Newspaper Archive Center for Small Towns & University of Minnesota Morris Projects Center for Small Towns & University of Minnesota Morris Projects - 2 CST News Articles Pope County Big Stone Lake Area Blandin Foundation: Community Investment Partnership Carter Partnership Award
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Campbell Community Survey - Big Stone Lake Area Campbell Community Survey - Morris Area Morris/Blandin Community Investment Partnership Photograph Archive Pope County Fresh 2010 COPC - Evaluation COPC - Community and University Partners COPC - Project Management Plan and Grant Proposal COPC - Research COPC - Conference COPC - Grant
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COPC Program Elementary School Property Reuse Elementary School Reuse Documents and Related Materials Elementary School Property Reuse Steering Group Projects Grants (Unmarked Burgundy Binder) HUD's Office of university Partnerships Ten-Year Anniversary Partnerships Conference Community Stewardship (Unmarked White Binder) COPC - Website/Communications
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Costs and Benefits of Green Affordable Housing Evaluation Training Program - St. Scholastica West Central Minnesota Housing - Survey Research Community Based Renewable Energy 6th Annual Symposium on Small Towns Design Morris! Center for Rural Design The Labor Force in Steven's County Evaluation Training - Minnesota Campus Compact December 1997 2006 Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit Idea Factory - Mkt Study Idea Factory Idea Factory
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Harland Jacobs - Feasibility Study for an Incubator in Stevens County and Surrounding Areas (VHS) COPC Satellite Conference Part 1 (VHS) Carter Partnership Award 2006 (DVD) USDA Final Report Draft Corn Stover/Ethanol Mash Gasification Test Climate Neutral Campus Report Model Ordinance Code Citizen Planner Handbook Planning Made Easy Service Learning Best Practices Review: Reducing Energy Cost UMM Faculty Service-Learning Handbook S-L (Service Learning)
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Center for Community Stewardship COPC Housing Idea Factory Northern Connections Inc. Housing Study Proposal Green Housing Project W.H. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook Green Builders & Energy Project Planning Seminar
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Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan COPC Publicity Census Information Broadband Business Retention & Expansion International Master Naturalist Business Retention & Expansion Consultant Certification Course Consumer Spending Surveys - Traverse County 2002 Advanced Telecommunications in Rural Minnesota Stearns County Comprehensive Plan - A policy framework to 2020 The Costs and Benefits of Green Affordable Housing Community Based Planning Enterprise Facilitation Local Foods Project for West Central Minnesota Plan B
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Community University Collaborative in Western Minnesota Main Street Impact Project Rural and Community Development Opportunity Time for the University of Minnesota Quality of Life Telephone Survey, Morris MN Community University Collaborative in Western Minnesota Addendum BCIP Publicity Kit Final Report '97 (CommUniversity Collaborative Compact) Morris Area School District Strategic Plan Estimating Underemployment Comm. University Collaborative Compact - Service-Learning Models in Rural Multi-Community Schools Service Learning Coursebook in Mathematics History of the Ortonville Park System The University of Minnesota as an Engine of Economic Growth The University of Minnesota's Role as a Partner in Rural Development in Minnesota Morris Main Street Project Final Report Minnesota Main Street Program Prairie Renaissance Project Towards a Better Understanding of Rural Homelessness: Housing Crisis in Rural Minnesota Student Social Platform Initiative University of Minnesota Public Engagement Housing Costs and Employment Adapting to Change - Managing Urbanization in Rural America Student Social Platform Initiative Prairie Renaissance Project See Poverty... Be the Difference Community vs. Corporate Wind: Does it Matter Who Develops the Wind in Big Stone County, MN Student Housing Choices in the Morris Community West Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership University of Minnesota Morris Community Services Building City of Madison Comprehensive Plan An Internal Evaluation of the Prairie Renaissance Project Report to the Blandin Community Improvement Program Steering Committee A Senior Care Facility in Milan, Minnesota: Survey Analysis and Recommendations Community University Collaborative in Western Minnesota - A Renewed Focus Center for Rural Policy and Development - Capitalizing on the Potential of Minnesota's Rural Campuses Media Messages of Rural: Lessons from Minnesota Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update Western Minnesota Home Values: Analysis of Change, 2000-2005 West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership - Annual Report 2005-2006 Understanding Poverty Better: A guide to Minnesota Data Analysis & Research: Products and Services Swept Away: Chronic Hardship and Fresh Promise on the Rural Great Plains
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The Human Community Eco-Friendly Housing/Neighborhood Demonstration - ACTIVE The Search for Affordable Health Care in Rural Minnesota A Health Care System in Critical Condition An Internal Evaluation of the Prairie Renaissance Project - July 2003 The Chippewa County Comprehensive Plan Community University Collaborative in Western Minnesota: Addendum - Final Report Pope County Community Cash Flow Survey Statistical Report City and Township Change in North West and West Central Minnesota Demographic Changes in West Central Minnesota A Brief Review: Per Capita Income in Minnesota Cities and Townships A Brief Review: Population in Minnesota Cities and Townships Adapting to Change: Managing Urbanization in Rural America - The Morris COPC Story City of Milan Minnesota - Comprehensive Plan West Central Minnesota Telecommunications Report Community University Collaborative in Western MInnesota - A Renewed Focus 2002 Community University Collaborative in Western Minnesota: Addendum - Final Grant Report Big Stone Wind: Business Plan for the period 2007-2028 Schematic Design Narrative for the renovation of UMM Community Services Building Towards a Better Understanding of Rural Homelessness Stevens County Data Handbook Traverse County Community University Partnership 2001-2003 Center for Small Towns Reports and Publications City of Morris Housing Party Main Street Makeover -- Wheaton
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Design Morris Conversation Series (Green Binder) Conversation Series (Black Binder) Center for Small Towns Minnesota Design Team Workbook Comprehensive Planning: MN planning Tools and Techniques Program Evaluation: Research Project - 2003-2004 Evaluating Collaboratives: Reaching the Potential Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities Housing Minnesota Green Communities: Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Tenants Rights Handbook Tenants Rights Handbook - Rights and Responsibilities for Tentants and Landlords in Minnesota Ideas that Work: Building Communities Through Homeownership Building Higher Education-Community Development Corporation Partnerships RentWise: Renter's Workbook/Organizer Building Better Neighborhoods: Creating Affordable Homes and Livable Communities Scholarship in Action: Applied Research and Community Change A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota An Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota Harvesting Hometown Jobs: The New Small Town Guide to Economic Development
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Minnesota Design Team (DVC Box) Community University Partnership in Western Minnesota: A Continuation proposal to the Blandin Foundation Creating a Vision and Reuse Plan for the Elementary School Site Ownership and Regional Economic Impact: The Case of Wind Development in Minnesota Analysis of Wind and Solar Energy on the Upper Sioux Community's Reservation Community Christian School Family Survey Results - Fall 2012 Study of the Aging Population: Housing and Independent Living Service Options in the City of Herman Analysis of Lake Ida Homeowners' Knowledge of Invasive Species and Water Quality Issues Customer Based Brand Equity for Otter Tail County LqP Computer Commuter Content Analysis Addressing the Challenges of Dilapidated and Substandard Housing in Stevens County, MN Energy Sovereignty: Applying Wind and Solar at Prairie's Edge Casino and Resort Spare Key Project Report Center for Small Towns 2013 Annual Report West Central Initiative Data Services Center: River and History Weekend - Survey Results Prairie Renaissance Project History of Center for Small Towns Elementary School Property Reuse Community Stewardship Agenda 2007 Housing Evaluation June 2008 Ten Year Anniversary Partnership Conference 2017 Rural Arts and Culture Summit pamphlet Center for Small Towns pamphlet


  • Creation: 2002-2013



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This record group documents the work accomplished by the Center for Small Towns, an office originally linked to Continuing Education and Extension and one that works with local partners in addressing challenges to communities in West Central Minnesota. Materials in the group reflect these efforts at local outreach and reflect the work of the Center with foundations, such as Blandin, to develop programs to serve the needs of local communities. These programs ranged from economic development to housing to education to health care to the promotion of the arts. Materials consist of reports, correspondence, charts, brochures, and other promotional materials, etc. Of special note are the materials having to do with the Morris Elementary School Reuse Project, the materials on rural housing and homelessness and the various folders concerning Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC).

Correspondents: Ben Winchester, Thomas McRoberts, Roger McCannon, David Fluegel.

Keywords: Symposium on Small Towns, Community Outreach Partnership Center, Prairie Rennaissance, Service Learning.

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Many of the materials contained within Center for Small Towns are in 3-ring binders, the dimensions of which are not entirely compatible with the storage boxes. Because of this, the materials are occasionally arranged in a strange manner.

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Rodney A. Briggs Library
600 East 4th Street
Morris MN 56267 USA