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Ice Bowling in the #MNbump

When it’s cold in Minnesota, you don’t let the weather stop you from having a fun time!  You take advantage of the weather and make accommodations to enjoy what you can.  The Beardsley Fire Department did just that last weekend with an Ice Bowling Tournament on Dry Lake in Beardsley. I have lived in this area most of my life and I didn’t even know that there was a lake in Beardsley.  Dry Lake is located just north of Beardsley’s Main Street and it was a fun day to be on the ice. The Beardsley Firemen were prepared to help us all deal with the cold by providing warming houses, warming fires and some warm beverages to help deal with the below zero temps.  Luckily the wind was not blowing so it didn’t seem as cold as it may have been.     To find out more about the history of Beardsley’s Ice Bowling, click here to check out the Beardsley Fire Department Facebook Page.

Creative Minnesota Report for Big Stone County

Sheila Smith (Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and Chair, Creative Minnesota) presented the Big Stone County Report on March 22nd at the Ortonville Community Center. Creative Minnesota, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Big Stone Arts Council, Big Stone Area Growth and the Ortonville EDA released a new study indicating that the arts have a large impact on Big Stone County!  “Nonprofit arts and culture organizations contribute to the vibrancy of Minnesota’s economy and quality of life and make our state a magnet for jobs and businesses.  Now we can quantify that in Big Stone County,”  said Sheila Smith “In addition to providing life-changing experiences, educational opportunities and accessibility to audiences of all ages in their stages and museums, arts and culture organizations are important employers and economic engines. $400,000 = Economic impact of art and culture organizations, audiences and artists in Big Stone County.  To note, the impacts of the arts in Big Stone County do not include the annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl which brings a large number of people …

MNbump Wellness Challenge

Fun to see all of the interest!  We’ll post links & latest information on this page as we get teams organized and ready to start. Would you like to be connected with a team in your community?  Please complete this short form & we’ll match you up! If you’ve put together a team of 10 (or almost 10 & you’re looking for more to complete your team), you can message on Facebook Sara Tollakson or Vicki Oakes or you can e-mail New!  The Rules have been posted – Contest Details Our Facebook Group Page has been created!  All of the participants of the Challenge and all of the Business Sponsors will be members of the Group.  The Group page will be an encouragement (and fun!) connection for everyone.  It will provide wellness tips & Challenge updates.  If you’re not participating, you’re still encouraged to follow the page and take advantage of all of the healthy/wellness information that will be provided!  Link to Group Page:  2018 Wellness Challenge Facebook Group More information will be posted …