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Cass County

Rich in fish and game, these woods and waters sheltered a succession of native peoples for thousands of years. The most recent of these were the Ojibwe (Chippewa), who now live on the Leech Lake Reservation.

Crow Wing County

The most famous landmark in Brainerd is probably the water tower which was built from 1919-1922. Later, affectionately known as “Paul Bunyan’s flashlight” it was the first all concrete elevated tank used by a municipality in the U.S.

Morrison County

In 1930 Camp Ripley was established as a military training center for the Minnesota National Guard. In 1994 a Veteran’s Cemetery was created by the Minnesota State Legislature adjacent to the Camp.

Todd County

Primarily an agricultural county, Todd County was settled by hard working German, Polish and Scandinavian immigrants. Meat packing and printing have added jobs in the manufacturing sectors.

Wadena County

Old Wadena County Historic Park located on the Crow Wing River was an important hunting and trapping area for Indians and later for the French.

Cass County

Crow Wing County - Brainerd Lakes Area

Morrison County - Camp Ripley

Todd County

Wadena County - Menahga Statue

Current News

 

Region Five is Hiring a General Office Clerk

Somewhat flexible schedule. Between $11.00 - $13.00 an hr pending experience, holiday pay, no benefits. This position performs office coordination of moderate complexity for all staff and Commission members.  Works under general supervision of Executive Director.

Must be proficient in MS Office. Must be knowledgeable in the use of personal computers to include basic word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and e-mail. Ability to maintain professional working relationships with staff as a team member and partner organizations. Considerable ability to meet deadlines, work independently and organize activities with minimal supervision.  Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Click Here for full position description.

Please send or email resume and cover letter to:  Cheryal Hills, Region Five Development Commission, 200 1st Street NE, Suite 2, Staples, MN 56479. chills@regionfive.org.  By August 15, 2014. No calls please.

Searching For Broadband Funding Opportunities? 


Sen. Matt Schmitt of Red Wing met with officials in Staples last month to talk about grant eligibility.

http://blandinonbroadband.org/2014/06/12/senator-matt-schmit-in-staples-good-questions-on-broadband-funding-criteria/

Blandin Foundation Awards Grant to Resilient Region Champions to Develop Telehealth Program

 To view full press release Click Here  

Wealth Works Economic Development Program

 

“WealthWorks is an important part of any economic development toolbox.  I am pleased to announce that  SPROUT and R5DC were one of only five teams nationally to receive a scholarship to participate in the WealthWorks training program.  This training is focused on practical application of new skills and perspectives on economic vitality, which will lead to increased opportunities for people in rural areas,” said NADO President Peter Gregory, Executive Director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission in Woodstock, VT.

To view the full press release Click Here

FastTrac Programs

is a 30-hour course for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who want to build technology- or science-based businesses. You're an expert on your technology, but you may have little or no experience forming and running a business for more information on FastTrac Programs Click Here

 

CORE4 Business Planning

Core4 is designed to help business owners and potential business owners develop ideas, understand the business planning process and employ standard operating procedures. For more information Click Here

  

Resilient Region Web-Site

 

 

The Resilient Region website is an excellent source of information pertaining to economic vitality, environmental stewardship and quality of life factors gathered for Private (individuals & businesses) Public (local municipalities & communities) and Non-Profit agencies (social advocates & philanthropic agencies) who choose to explore the sustainability efforts that have been vested in the Central Minnesota five county region.