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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.  

Starting or Expanding a Business in Big Stone County?

Starting or Expanding a Business in Big Stone County?

A great place to start is a call to Lisa Graphentine of Big Stone Area Growth (web link) – our county-wide economic development group!  Phone:  320-839-6155 or email:  lisa@dsi-services.com – The County also has two community economic development authorities: Graceville (web link), Scott Bauer at 

Connecting Big Stone County Up to $100,000

Connecting Big Stone County Up to $100,000

Vibrant and smart rural communities are connected communities. Abundant and robust access to the Internet, and the skills necessary to take full advantage of this access, are essential as Big Stone County seeks to compete and thrive in an ever more connected world. We have 

Do We Need more Housing & If So, What Kind?

Do We Need more Housing & If So, What Kind?

As more people are learning why we love Big Stone County and moving to our great County, the subject of housing comes up!  Do we need more housing and what kind?  Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey on housing needs 

The Locals Recommend…

The Locals Recommend…

We asked, “What would you recommend for people to see/do if they had one day in Big Stone County” and our residents responded with this list. So, utilizing the map above, we will list their recommendations starting in the southern part of Big Stone County 

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