Month: May 2020

Our Family Day Trips – Local over Memorial Day Weekend!

Enjoying the outdoors and staying close to home as requested due to COVID-19.  This is what #LoveWhereYouLive looks like… I ended the weekend with quite a checklist of places yet to walk & fish (all just waiting for another weekend!).  We could have covered more ground but we decided we really wanted to go back to the Big Stone State Park for another day. Highlights from our weekend.  First… what a treasure we have in the Big Stone State Park (LINK:  Park website).  I called to make sure that we could pull our little camper down for day trips to use it as our home base from walks & fishing – and it was open for that – we were even welcome to park our camper in any of the spots (we tried out a different one each day) and have a fire in the pit if we wanted!  Other than the boat landing, we were the only ones in the park – amazing to explore in the privacy of our family group of 3!  …

Clinton Minnesota Celebrates Memorial Day 2020 Virtually

The City of Clinton, Minnesota has a long tradition of celebrating and honoring our military veterans who have passed away, not only those making the ultimate sacrifice dying for our county, but all of those who have served our country and have died. Because of the pandemic of Covid19, we are unable to gather together to share our memories. The Campbell-Williams Post #258 of Clinton, Minnesota (with the help of Auxiliary member Janine Teske) has put together this Virtual Memorial Day Program.  We hope that this allows you the opportunity to reflect on our community and pay respect to those that have gone before us. Welcome by Jim Teske –        Commander, Campbell Williams American Legion Post #258 Video Tribute to the Departed Veterans –  Presentation of the Roll Call Adjutant, Tom Nelson, Campbell Williams American Legion Post #258.  Video prepared by Janine Teske on behalf of the American Legion. Memorial Day 2020 Honored Speaker – Joel Stattelman, Graduate of Clinton High School and Retired Principal of Ortonville Public Schools. Raising of the Flag/Honor …

Survey

MNbump has just completed its fourth year online.  We reached out with a survey last year – and we are again asking for your input.  We would appreciate andy and all input – what you like about the website & Facebook page –  if there is something you don’t like –  or suggestions of any kind!  The survey will remain open for a couple of weeks – and then the MNbump team will review and evaluate as we plan for the future. The survey results along with the Team Plan will be submitted/presented at the next Big Stone Area Growth meeting. A couple of Stats from MNbump (as of today, May 21st) We’ve had 4,711 different visitors to our website this year Our COVID-19 Business Resource page has been utilized 1,565 times We’ve reached 12,421 different Facebook Users and had 16,329 post engagements just in the last 28 days & video views during that timeframe were 17,129. So we are reaching and connecting with a large number of folks – this survey will help us …

Video How to Series: Find a Business on Our Website

Especially in this time of COVID-19 and the hard times for our local businesses, it is especially important to check local first when you are in need of something.  Many of our local business can order in – fast – items that they might not have on hand.   We created a short video to show you how to use the MNbump website to find a business or organization.  We strive to have every business and organization on this site.  If one is not listed, they should use the “Contact Us” tab on this website and let us know – you’ll be added.  If you’d like to share a preview photo for your business or feel you’d best fit in another (or more than one!) category – also use the Contact Us form so that we can make those changes!  Our goal is to make it very easy to connect locally! Note:  We look to help our residents connect… and to help our businesses and organizations with their online reach – while marketing Big Stone County …