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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Written by Vicki Oakes, MNbump Connector Ortonville EDA & Big Stone Area Growth This page has been in continual update mode since March 2020.  We have now taken down our local updates and notices and provided resource links that cover the current information and connections.  

Looking to move?  Check this link for information, videos & photos

Looking to move? Check this link for information, videos & photos

You’re looking to make a move?  Well, we think Big Stone County would make a great choice! First, a few links to get you started – Looking for housing? Looking for Employment? Looking for a Business, Organization, or Church? All About Youth!  (Schools, Childcare, and 

Gov Walz, State Rep Fischbach, Sen Westrom & Rep Backer Visit Clinton Minnesota

Gov Walz, State Rep Fischbach, Sen Westrom & Rep Backer Visit Clinton Minnesota

by Vicki Oakes Thank you to Governor Tim Walz and Representative Jeff Backer for coming to Clinton on Tuesday, August 3rd, to review the fire damage and talk with local businesses.  Unfortunately, we were not aware of the visit until it was happening so we 

Papermaking with Don Sherman

Papermaking with Don Sherman

Written by Vicki Oakes Note:  You will find a Gallery Exhibition featuring Don Sherman in Glenwood on July 24th – for more information on this, you can check out the Big Stone Arts Council Facebook page at this link:  Gallery Exhibition, Don Sherman Today, though, 

Living Rural During a Pandemic – What that looks like on the MNbump

Living Rural During a Pandemic – What that looks like on the MNbump

Great Healthcare – Schools dedicated to our youth – Lots of great open spaces:  An ideal place to live during a pandemic (of course that is our opinion!) by Vicki Oakes (One of the MNbump Connectors) 2020 was a different year for everyone!  Although I 

Interview with a New Business in Ortonville

Interview with a New Business in Ortonville

Great to connect with Jeremy Radtke to talk about his new venture, the GNAMP group in Ortonville – Communication/Marketing.

DOR: Why didn’t Our Business Receive Funding?

DOR: Why didn’t Our Business Receive Funding?

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Revenue sent out the initial round of COVID-19 Business Relief Payments to nearly 4,000 eligible businesses across the state. This program, part of a bi-partisan COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz last month, offers direct 

Petal it Forward, Here on the MNbump!

Petal it Forward, Here on the MNbump!

Thank you to both of our Flower Shops in the County for participating in “Petal it Forward 2020”  – a definite day brighter for many today! Ortonville   Graceville  

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

Thank you to Gaylene Eisenach for donating pictures and a memorial cup that was in her great-grandfather had among his possessions (really cool!)  I’ve scanned a few of the photos to share – and then I will be contacting Larry at the Big Stone County 

Social Media Lunch – How to Create Video & Post by Using Phone Apps only

Social Media Lunch – How to Create Video & Post by Using Phone Apps only

We are back to our monthly Social Media Lunch – discussing online tools to promote your business.  A few of our regulars were unable to attend – so I recorded the Zoom discussion.  Normally these are held in the Ortonville EDA office; however, due to 

County CARES Funding – Business Assistance

County CARES Funding – Business Assistance

A portion of the funds (see below) can be used to structure grant programs for businesses that are experiencing hardship because of COVID-19 closures.  To help us present the need and request a portion of this funding for business grants, please complete this short survey.