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Episode 17: Spring Valley

In this final episode wrapping up the series on Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s Rural Entrepreneurial Venture Program (REV), we look at the small town of Spring Valley, MN. You’ll hear from Chris Hahn, EDA Director for Spring Valley and Fillmore County as a whole.

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Episode 16: Lake City

In the sixth episode in a 7 part series featuring southern Minnesota’s Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program, we focus on the small town of Lake City, Minnesota, a town that thrives at the intersection of tourism and agriculture. You’ll hear from Kjellgren Alkire, Executive Director of the Lake City Economic Development and Michelle Larson, Executive...

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Episode 15: Blue Earth

In today’s episode on Blue Earth, you’ll hear from Emily Davis, Blue Earth’s Community Workforce Coordinator and Mary Kennedy, the city administrator for Blue Earth. Blue Earth’s three year span of the REV program focused on youth and workforce development. Photos were provided by Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation 

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Episode 14: Lanesboro

In this fourth episode in a 7 part series featuring southern Minnesota’s Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program, you’ll hear about the small town of Lanesboro Minnesota and local business owner and REV participant Lori Bakke.

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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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