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Vital Connections On Air

Aug 17, 2017

People are drawn to communities for many different reasons and choose to stay for a variety of reason.  It is often the social roots, the connections that are made to others and a community, that keep people in an area.  Social roots need to be developed and nurtured.  One organization that is working to help people...


Aug 3, 2017

Communities are seeing less people coming forward to serve in leadership roles.  The reality is that there are less leaders in smaller communities not because people aren’t coming forward to lead but because there are so many groups that need to be led!  Ben Winchester, Senior Research Fellow for University of...


Jul 20, 2017

Communities have the power to tell their own story.  Litchfield, MN has been working to create a narrative the reflects their community and tells a story that is optimistic and focused on the future.  Judy Hulterstrum and David Krueger will share how they have implemented a program called Make It Litchfield that has...


Jun 20, 2017

We often hear that small, rural communities are disappearing.  Ben Winchester, Senior Research Fellow for U of M Extension’s Center for Community Vitality, joins us to tell us what is actually happening.  According to his research they are, in reality, strong and attracting new people every year.  We talk about trends...