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Long Prairie Community Launches Welcoming Communities Advocacy Group

Pictured in photo (left to right):

Nicole Bjerke (CentraCare), Rick Utech (Todd Co EDA), Lu Brunkhorst (Long Prairie Chamber) and Mayor Jodi Dixon (Long Prairie Senior Center)

Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) announces the selection of the community of Long Prairie as a member of their Welcoming Communities Project. This is a community-led project that exemplifies goals that bridge cultures, funded by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation.

The Long Prairie community has formed a Welcoming Community Advocacy Group, made up of students, educators, residents, elected officials, nonprofit and community leaders. The Welcoming Communities program is focused on workforce attraction and expanding cultural agility for individuals, organizations, and communities. If you would like to become involved in this Long Prairie community initiative, please contact Mayor Jodi Dixon at 320.732.2167 or via email at

Contact Dawn Espe at despe@regionfive.orgor 218-894-3233 if you are interested in learning more about participating in this program


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