Posts in Great small towns
New resident Emily finds open arms from welcoming Pelican Rapids

Emily followed her college sweetheart to be married and work in Pelican Rapids. What is amazed at the open arms of her new hometown and offers her thoughts in this wonderful testimony of small town living!

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She hopes "Welcome to Glenwood" is heard again and again!

“Welcome to Glenwood” is one phrase that should be heard more often, thanks to efforts of the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center. Executive Director Kay shares her thoughts about their renewed efforts to make newcomers feel at home in our guest blog!

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Chelsea plans a busy summer behind the camera lens

Chelsea grew up in Minneapolis, but as a University of Minnesota-Morris student, she is discovering why small towns are cool! Watch for her and Isabel as they travel west central Minnesota this summer as our Live Wide Open photography interns!

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Meet Lindsay, a "20 Under 40" honoree in Breckenridge

Lindsay Smith can’t say enough about Breckenridge as a great place to raise a family. She was recently honored as a “20 Under 40” nominee by the local newspaper. Her story helps explain why!

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Emma: From Portland to Alexandria via Sweden

Emma grew up in Portland, Oregon, and found her way to west central Minnesota via Sweden. How she found her new job with the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management makes quite a traveling tale. Check it out!

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