Entries by Region Nine

Local communities aim to tackle racism, create growing communities

Some local communities have leaders ready and willing to tackle local racism. Tri-City United, Waseca and St. Peter Public Schools brought “It’s Time to Talk,” a community conversation about race through their Community Education departments, in 2017. They were organized by Region Nine Development Commission with partners YWCA Mankato and Greater Mankato Diversity Council. But […]

Feasibility study to determine specifics of Czech Heritage Trail

If plans fall into place, more than a common school district will connect Le Center, Montgomery and Lonsdale. A proposed biking/walking path will literally connect the three communities. The concept for, the path, called the Czech Heritage Trail, came into being last year. Mark Preissing, while working as community education director for Tri-City United Schools, […]

Group aims for inclusion

Fairmont – Last October, several dozen people participated in a community discussion on race at Fairmont Elementary School. Two weeks ago, a follow-up discussion occurred, and on Thursday a third meeting took place to continue the conversation. The discussion was led by Bukata Hayes, executive director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, who was working in […]