Initiative Foundation

Those who are serious about weight loss and want to learn more about both surgical and non-surgical solutions, CHI St. Joseph’s Health, an affiliate of St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls, will host a free weight-loss education event from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at the Initiative Foundation. A bariatric surgeon and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer “Little Falls is full of rich history, has the Mississippi River flowing through the center of town and its residents show an outstanding sense of community pride,” said the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Kristina VonBerge. “What does that mean to you? Come to our meeting and let [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Representatives from Royalton’s new audit firm, CliftonLarsonAllen in Waite Park, presented the annual audit report to the City Council, Tuesday. A clean opinion was issued on regulatory financial statements. “There were some internal control findings, material weaknesses,” said Doug Host. “There is a lack of segregation of duties for accounting [...]

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Added jobs and healthier eating among the benefits for Morrison County by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Sprout MN is a ‘food hub’ established in Brainerd by Bob and Arlene Jones of The Farm on St. Mathias, building a network that now includes 40 growers in eight counties. Carol Anderson of Morrison County Development Center is coordinating [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer St. Gabriel’s Hospital is required to conduct a comprehensive health needs assessment of the county every three years. In partnership with Morrison County’s Public Health and Social Services departments, a survey was completed in 2012. “We sent 800 surveys to homes in the county,” said Pat Rioux, communications manager for [...]

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Water supply lines connected to park building By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Royalton’s splash park began in 2009 with an idea submitted through an area action group. Through the Initiative Foundation, a committee was formed with co-chairs Jerry Goedderz and Brenda Pesta. “It wouldn’t be happening without Mayor Andrea Lauer’s influence,” said Goedderz. “She’s bent over [...]

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A loyal community supports company through many challenges By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Little Falls Chamber of Commerce President Deb Boelz remembers a school field trip she took as a second-grader from Rice. It included two local attractions: the Lindbergh House and Larson Boats. “I was all dressed up for the field trip, as we used [...]

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The Vision Randall is pleased to announce that the community has been selected for a visit by the Minnesota Design Team (MDT).  A group of about 20 architects, engineers and designers from the MDT will be coming to Randall Thursday for a three day visit to help the community develop a vision for the future. “This is [...]

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