Month: January 2017

The Upcoming Events in Clinton are Multiplying!

I was just checking the events on our MNbump Facebook page and noticed the next three are in Clinton – with Graceville and Ortonville after that. On January 28th, it is Learn to Drop Spindle Class at the Inadvertent Cafe.  A quote from Kathy Draeger “We have a wonderful fiber artist in Clinton and I’m so glad she is offering a class” The class is Saturday (28th) from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Inadvertent Cafe, 131 Main Street, Clinton.  They will be discussing some basics about working with wool and why it is so easy to spin.  Students will learn to use their spindle to make yarn.  For more info – https://www.facebook.com/events/264963747253378/?ti=cl February 28th is another Inadvertent Cafe event in Clinton – The Community Music and Potluck.  Potluck and then music starts at 7:30 p.m. – Dan Angelo and others will be playing music that involves the crowd (sure to be fun!!)  for more information – https://www.facebook.com/events/1099462596866611/?ti=cl The 38th Annual Arctic Open is on Saturday, February 11th (starting at 9 a.m.) on Eli Lake in Clinton …

Ortonville Study Club

by Vicki Oakes What a delightful lunch today!  I was invited to speak at the Ortonville Study Club – all about MNbump.  I was very excited to see that all but one of the members had heard about MNbump –  one even noted that they currently have a call out for a new Pastor and that they had referred those inquiring on this position to the MNbump.com website for information about the area. The presentation centered on MNbump’s history (originated as a Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley project through a grant by the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development partnerships & the University of Minnesota Tourism Center’s grant to Big Stone Area Growth – the Countywide economic development group) and then summarized how this initiative is also assisting with our regional recruitment work based on Ben Winchester’s “Brain Gain” report (University of Minnesota) with details noted on the first page of the handout (Handout, PDF) and community connections/development.  I can talk at length and with great enthusiasm on this topic – so their questions helped to keep me focused! We …