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  • Linda Kingery

    Linda Kingery

    Executive Director - Northwest Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership

    The NWRSDP invites ideas! If you have a sustainability idea, or a project you think the NWRSDP can help you with, please contact me by phone or email, or submit an Idea Brief.

    The Regional Partnerships support and facilitate research, education, planning and policy projects consistent with the RSDP mission, goals and principles.

    Three Bedrock Principles that guide the work of the Partnerships are:

    • Develop and sustain a richer and more vibrant partnership with the citizens of each region and their land grant university
    • Address agricultural, natural resources, and tourism issues consistent with sustainable development principles
    • Promote the concept of active citizenship, which calls on us to think first and foremost as citizens with a commitment to working through issues and exploring opportunities in an integrated and democratic manner

    The Partnerships work together for public good, in keeping with the values of the federal Morrill Act of 1862, which created land grant universities such as the University of Minnesota to provide education and outreach in applied fields.

    The NWRSDP has identified priorities in each of the four focus areas. Find more information by focus area at the links below.

    Idea Briefs are due on September 26, 2014 and January 23, 2015. Projects funded in these two rounds should be completed by June 15, 2016. NWRSDP has $53,000 to invest in projects in these two rounds.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Linda Kingery is the Executive Director for the Northwest Regional Partnership. She enjoys the dialog and collaboration that lead to projects aimed at creating new capacity and resilience in the region. She has been involved in natural resource management and community development in the Red River Basin since 1992. Prior to her current position, she developed and managed public infrastructure and watershed restoration projects for the Red River Regional Council. Linda received Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Bemidji State University in 1998, and her Bachelors Degree in 1984. Linda, her husband Brad, and their four grown children enjoy the prairies, forests, lakes and rivers of northwest Minnesota.

    Valley Technology Park
    510 County Rd 71, Ste 119
    Crookston, MN 56716

  • Anna Peterson

    Anna Peterson

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Valley Technology Park
    510 County Rd 71, Ste 119
    Crookston, MN 56716

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