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Minnesota Community Pride Showcase

Co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, MinnPost.com, and InCommons.
Winners Announced
prizes: $15,000

Co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, MinnPost.com, and InCommons, the 2011 Minnesota Community Pride Showcase called for ideas for a wide variety of community improvement projects and encouraged submissions that reflected interdisciplinary approaches. Entrants shared ways to move beyond current economic challenges with creative and proactive community and economic development innovations.

The 30 Showcase winners each received $500 from the Minnesota State Fair, exhibit space to share their project and were formally recognized at Community Pride Day at the Fair on September 3rd, 2011.


Restorative Justice Community Action - Bringing People Together to Make Things RightChanti CalabriaUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Earth Fest Green Inventors ContestArdy Nurmi-Wilberg United States, Minnesota
Southeast Como’s Green VillageWendy MenkenUnited States, Minnesota
RNeighbors, Rochester Neighborhood Resource CenterRene LafflamUnited States, Minnesota, Olmsted County
Rice County Olympic DayNatalie GinterUnited States, Minnesota, Rice County
Waterville Community ConnectionsJane CummiskeyUnited States, Minnesota
Minnesota Beatle ProjectMark GehringUnited States, Minnesota
Northfield LINK CenterJanet Lewis MuthUnited States, Minnesota, Rice County
Redwood Rainbows 4-H Club Recycling for Community Eventspat dingelsUnited States, Minnesota, Redwood County
Bikes for AllJason TanzmanUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County
Minnesota's Small-Town Gay Pride (Pine City)Nathan JohnsonUnited States, Minnesota, Pine County
The Sustainable Food Production program at MStateAndrew HaynerUnited States, Minnesota, Otter Tail County
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon-Southeast MinnesotaKenn RoehlUnited States, Minnesota, Olmsted County
Cedar Outdoors Catherine ReaganUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Glencoe City CenterGlencoe Historic Preservation SocietyUnited States, Minnesota, McLeod County
Lac qui Parle Computer CommuterAndrea LewisUnited States, Minnesota, Lac qui Parle County
Itasca Water Legacy PartnershipHarold DziukUnited States, Minnesota, Itasca County
Youth Environmental Activists of MNSean GosiewskiUnited States, Minnesota
Getting Out: Gang Intervention/Tattoo Removal ProgramSusan LundinUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County
Twin Cities Daily Planet neighborhood pagesJeremy IggersUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Twin Cities RunoffDeborah CarverUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Refugee Community GardensKelsey BaraleUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County
McKinley Community CSA - An Urban FarmMeg FeigalUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Brainerd Rotary - A P(+)sitive ChargeDebby EricksonUnited States, Minnesota, Crow Wing County
Springfield High School YES TeamAmanda MeyerUnited States, Minnesota, Brown County
Mankato CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour 2011Twin Rivers Council for the ArtsUnited States, Minnesota, Blue Earth County
Rabideau Conservation Academy and Learning Centerdan evansUnited States, Minnesota
Many Cultures, One Community: Joyce's Diverse Team of Volunteers Promotes Success in School and Lifelong LearningNatalie EhaltUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County
Faribault Summer Youth ProgramsAdrienne FalconUnited States, Minnesota, Rice County
Glenwood & BeyondJeannie PedersonUnited States, Minnesota