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Educators from the Extension Center for Community Vitality were joined by residents of Grand Rapids and Jeff Horwich of Minnesota Public Radio (and other panel members) to discuss "What Makes a Small Town Thrive" on June 22. Ben Winchester, research fellow, and Jodi Horntvedt, educator in leadership and civic engagement, gave their informed perspectives on why some small towns in Minnesota are dying while others are thriving despite large challenges. Maxine Norman, educator in leadership and civic engagement, also participated from the audience, describing her Connecting Rural Communities initiative.

If you have ideas for a radio program, visit the communications section of the employee website for Tips on Developing a Radio Broadcast, and contact Julie Christensen or Catherine Dehdashti.

Catherine Dehdashti
Public Relations Coordinator

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