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Episode 12: Le Sueur

In this second episode in a 7 part series featuring southern Minnesota’s Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program, you’ll hear from two entrepreneurs living and working in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Samantha DiMaggio is the Community Development Director for the city of Le Sueur and Katie Elke is the new owner of the Le Sueur Theater, which...

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Episode 11: Pam Bishop

In this introductory episode to a 7 part series featuring southern Minnesota’s Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program, you’ll hear from Pam Bishop. Pam Bishop is the Vice President of Economic Development at the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, which manages the REV program.

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Episode 10: Brittney Johnson

The second season of MinneStory launches November 5th. The 2018 Midterm Elections are Nov 6. It’s probably clear to anyone who consumes the news or any media that this is a really tense time in our country, with many dissatisfied people on all sides. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from a young politician in Otter...

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Episode 9: The 2007 Floods of Southeast Minnesota

Photo by Jeff Thompson Rushford, MN during flood This episode focuses on a crisis that residents of southeast Minnesota remember vividly. 11 years ago, in August of 2007, southeast Minnesota experienced catastrophic flash flooding. Depending on location, 8-20 inches of rain fell very quickly over a short period of time, resulting in mudslides, roads and...

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Episode 8: Hendel Farms

Rural areas are largely associated with farming, and therefore, our food sources. The dairy industry specifically has shaped Houston County in many ways. In this episode, you’ll hear from third generation dairy farmer Matt Hendel of Hendel Farms near Caledonia, MN. Matt discusses everything about the benefits of dairy farming on soil erosion to the...

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