2020 Community Changemakers Grant Opportunity Now Taking Applications
West Central Initiative (WCI) is now accepting…
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West Central Initiative (WCI) is now accepting applications for its expanded 2020 Changemaker Grants program.
Open to non-profits, schools and government entities in the nine-county area, this year’s Changemakers grants feature an online application process. Applicants must also connect their project with one or more of 17 sustainable development goals identified on WCI’s website, opening up applications to even more organizations.
The submission deadline for the first Changemakers grant round is Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. An information session will be held at the WCI offices in Fergus Falls on Thursday, Dec. 19.
For more information about the grant program, eligibility requirements and a list of past grant recipients, look for Changemakers on the WCI website (www.wcif.org) or contact Merrick at email@example.com or 800-735-2239.
Fergus Falls Senior Center Activity Calendar
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Senior Companions Program Looking for More Seniors
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Exhibition at The work of artist and Fergus Falls resident Nancy XiaoRong Valentine will be on display in an exhibition titled "Endless Scroll..." Jan. 14-Feb. 28 in the Waage Gallery on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical C
The work of artist and Fergus Falls resident Nancy…
2012Exhibition at The work of artist and Fergus Falls resident Nancy XiaoRong Valentine will be on display in an exhibition titled "Endless Scroll..." Jan. 14-Feb. 28 in the Waage Gallery on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical C2020-01-142020-02-29#808080The work of artist and Fergus Falls resident Nancy XiaoRong Valentine will be on display in an exhibition titled "Endless Scroll..." Jan. 14-Feb. 28 in the Waage Gallery on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Valentine describes herself as a self-taught water-medium artist who draws technical inspiration from her Chinese heritage. Many of her works communicate her affinity for minimal color and her appreciation of organic line work, and they often focus on the natural and the feminine form.
Her current mediums of focus are watercolor, gouache and Chinese ink.
She said the exhibit, entitled Endless Scroll …, “is a nod to social media platforms like tumblr and Instagram, where users have the ability to consume copious amounts of media and imagery featuring societal constructions of beauty at rates like never before.”
An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Legacy Hall. The Charles Beck Gallery is open during regular campus hours, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.1
Wondering what is acceptable to charge or pay for land rent in Minnesota? Recently, farmer profits are down and farmland rental rates have declined slightly while commodity prices have decreased significantly. These factors make determining a fair profitable farm rental agreement a challenge in today’s economy.
University of Minnesota Extension Farmland Rental Workshops help farmers, landlords and ag professionals determine a fair farmland rental rate. Presenters review historical rental rates throughout Minnesota and use data-driven decisions to help determine a fair value for land.
Extension hosts free workshops held across the state starting in November. Ag Business Management Extension educators help farmers and landowners determine a fair farmland rental rate for both parties.
Workshops cover local historic and projected farmland rental rate trends and current farmland values and sales. We also walk through a worksheet to help participants create a fair rental agreement.
Dates, locations and registration information for the coming year are posted in September.
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Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project
The Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project is a…
2018Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project2020-01-302020-02-01#808080The Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project is a 10 month pilot project by Rethos: Places Reimagined in partnership with the Otter Tail County Historical Society and Springboard for the Arts. The purpose of the project is to collect and map the stories of Otter Tail County by engaging community members through small projects led by local organizations, historians, artists, students, businesses, ect.
Otter Tail County residents are invited to participate in community story workshops on January 30th and 31st where they learn about story mapping, methods of gathering community stories and project ideas ranging from one-on-one conversations to more creative and public projects. Workshops will be held at the following locations:
*Henning Landmark Center, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 30 *New York Mills Cultural Center, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 30 *Pelican Rapids Public Library, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 31
Following the workshops, participants will be eligible to apply for project funds ranging from $500 to $2,500 to implement a community story project between March and June 2020. Total project funds available from Rethos is $30,000. The two deadlines for project proposals are February 20 and March 19. Rethos is working with three community partners, New York Mills Cultural Center, Henning Landmark Center, and the community of Pelican Rapids to host host the workshops and assist with project selection and story mapping.
While community story projects are in progress, Rethos will begin populating the story map. The map will be a local resource that may assist in developing economic development strategies, pathways to safeguarding heritage resources, future philanthropic investment, planning, promotion and other policy decisions.
To register for a workshop, visit www.rethos.org/eventspage. Registration is free and open to the public. For registration questions contact Emily Kurash at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the project, contact Sarina Otaibi at email@example.com.
This project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.1
41st Annual Fergus Falls Sertoma (Off the Ice) Fishing Derby
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Fergus Falls Noon Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Feed
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M State Community College Blood Drive
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Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes - Polar Fest Pancake Feed
The Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes will offer…
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The Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes will offer pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice for $8 and children 5 and under free, from 8 am - 12 pm, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the American Legion Post 15. Fundraiser to raise money for local children't projects.
Topics in EMS: Time Critical Calls Conference at Bigwood Event Center
Topics in EMS: Time Critical Calls Saturday…
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If you would like to become a sponsor or vendor for our 2020 conference please contact: Josh Fischer - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-887-2338 or 320-589-7421.
We Thank our EMS Education Conference Sponsors, Supporters, and Vendors who continue to make this conference possible!
Conference Registration includes breaks, materials, lunch buffet, reception, and CE certificate.
Topics in EMS:Time Critical Calls Medical Conference and EMS Education focuses on the time sensitive conditions that require rural health and medical, EMS, and hospital emergency departments personnel to respond rapidly and initiate care. EMS system paramedics and EMT's working closely with law enforcement, fire, first responders, physicians and hospital systems have a dramatic effect on improved patient care and survival.
Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation
Celebrating 100 Years of…
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Throughout 2020 the Otter Tail County Historical Society is partnering with the Fergus Falls Fish & Game Club to celebrate the Club’s 100th anniversary. The year long commemoration includes a new temporary exhibition at OTCHS entitled "100 Years of Conservation” opening February 8. The Society’s Dunlap Room will also feature a rotating schedule of displays related to the natural environment, ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife. Currently on display is an exhibit highlighting the work of three artists that have contributed to wildlife art both locally and nationally. Nicole Larson is a self-taught painter with an incredible talent for turning turkey feathers into detailed and creative works of art. All the feathers in her art are from turkeys, each coming with a special story about that particular bird. John S Wilson began painting in the late 1970s. In 1976 he entered his first stamp contest, placing second. This gave him the motivation to devote more time to wildlife art. In 1979 he won the first of many South Dakota State stamp contests and in 1981 became the first South Dakotan to win the Federal Duck Stamp with his painting of a pair of Ruddy ducks. Winning the Federal Duck Stamp allowed him to pursue his love of art full-time. The third artist features the work of legendary Fergus Falls metal artist Steve Jaenisch. Each year Jaenisch created welded awards given to members of the Fish & Game Club for their dedication to conservation. These awards will be on display throughout the year. A model of Jaenisch’s “Super Goose” is also on display. The full scale “Super Goose” was constructed in 1990 and donated to the City of Fergus Falls. It is located in Van Dyke Park by the Otter Tail County Historical Museum. The works on Larson, Wilson and Jaenisch will be up until February 7. For more information contact OTCHS at 218-736-6038 or find us on Facebook.1
Dan Antrim/Seth Reich 4th Annual Kids Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament
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Annual Swedish Meatball Fundraiser for Otter Tail Nordic Ski Association
The Otter Tail Nordic Ski Association will host…
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The Otter Tail Nordic Ski Association will host its annual Swedish Meatball Supper and Raffle fundraiser on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls from 5 to 7 pm. A free-will offering and raffle proceeds will support the Fergus Falls Otter Nordic Ski Team and the young athletes who eagerly embrace our Minnesota winters through the fun and healthy lifelong sport of Nordic skiing.
Project New Hope - Military Family Retreats
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