No Goal is Out of Reach

Between laughter and tears Shelby Spence shares her journey of recovery up to her latest…

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Ask The Expert: How can we help youth thrive now and into the future?

Chad Evans is the Unit Director and Out of School Time Coordinator at Deer River’s Boys…

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Turning the Table on Tragedy

“We came to the Grand Rapids area about seven years ago to escape.  To hide really.”…

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Moving forward

Today, Suli Furman and her husband Travis live in their busy home in Grand Rapids…

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Ask The Expert: Why keeping aging community members social matters?

Kristi Kane is the Director of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, a division of the…

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Campus Life sparks faith and hope

When Liz Maki joined the Deer River Campus Life program back in high school, she thought…

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Ask The Expert: What makes a vibrant community?

What makes a community one where people want to live? United Way of 1,000 Lakes spoke…

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Changemakers to Watch: Tom and Leanna McBride

Much has been said about rural Minnesota’s “brain drain,” in which ambitious young people…

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Adult Day Stay gives sense of purpose, community

Joey Jacobson of Bigfork knew her mother Marie needed a little extra help. She was living…

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