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Did You Know – #5 of a Series – The Odessa Jail

an #MNbump Series – #5 The Odessa Jail This is the fifth in a series about things in the #MNbump that we are calling #MNbumpExplore. You may or may not know about these places but we encourage you to go check them out, take a selfie or group photo with them and share the photos on your page, tagging MNbump.com or #MNbump on Facebook! The old Odessa Jail building is still standing in Odessa and has been the subject of many conversations throughout the years.  We’d be interested in hearing some of them (if they are appropriate) on our page here and on Facebook.  The video below was found online and I am not sure who John the Mouse is.  It gives a video tour of the building.   The sign on the building says the Jail Cells were built by ET Barnum Iron Works ET Barnum Iron Works from Detroit, Michigan.  (click the link to see more info on that company, kind of interesting!)  

MNbump + Facebook – March Analytics

It has been fun to watch the engagement rise on our MNbump Facebook page! I’m hoping that is an indication that you find our posts both helpful and enjoyable. Some might wonder ‘just how engaging is it’ and ‘how many people does this community Facebook page reach’ ?? I’ll just share the actual analytic screenshots for clean review – with one small narrative as a lead-in:  The first capture is the comparable – this is engagement over the last week and how MNbump compares to other sites that have a community or area focus with very similar ‘hopes’ to engage & provide information about their area – A couple notes… Otter Tail Lakes Country is pretty much always the #1 (and with greater numbers than reflected in today’s report) – Artie’s Bait – today’s number is the lowest I’ve seen it and that is likely because we are in between fishing seasons (hunting, etc.) – they are normally second or third on this report (between them and MNbump for the #2 & #3 spot!).  So …

About MNbump

How our name came to be… We tried (very hard!) to come up with a short phrase that would sum up Big Stone County; however, we have such a variety that it was hard for us to agree on a short phrase! One thing we did agree on was … our location!! Ask anyone around here where we live, and you’ll hear something like… “the western border of Minnesota on the bump”. This site became to be as a result of … The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the University of Minnesota Tourism Center were seeking five communities to participate in special tourism assessment project over the 18 months. The focus of this project was to help small communities (Under 1,500 pop) across Minnesota discover opportunities to develop community assets for sustainable tourism. Through community input during this process, marketing our tourism opportunities via web was identified as a top priority. With further discussion, it was determined that the web marketing could also provide an opportunity for residents to communicate. For the …

Video Highlights from the MNbump!

Events & Fun… Living Rural and Loving it! We’ve included a few highlight videos that we have posted throughout this past year from a few of our events to provide a glimpse of life here on the MNbump.  Hope you enjoy! The Celebrate Families Picnic on June 2nd in Ortonville at Lakeside Park on Big Stone Lake A fun Big Stone Arts gathering in May at the GuestHouse 6th Grade Art Open in Ortonville   The first video is a few clips taken from various videos in Ortonville in 2015: The clip below was a compilation of video and pictures provided from a few that attend the Arctic Open in Clinton: Clinton’s Women’s Group as an annual Taster’s Tea Fun in Ortonville – Snowflake Lighting to kick off the Christmas Season: Check out just one of the MNbump’s lake rental properties. Big Stone Camp for Christ – Church Youth Groups from the area come together for an evening of fun: The release of Lake Sturgeon on Big Stone Lake A little fun at the 2016 Sports & Leisure Show …