Archive - Jun 8, 2006


Spent part of the past two days in Duluth at a meeting of all six of the Minnesota Initiative Foundations. These are foundations started in 1986 by the heirs of the 3M fortune to assist rural Minnesota. I am on the board of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, our area's version.

The idea was that each region is different and that having six foundations staffed by people who live in the region would be a better way to distribute money than to have urbanites in an office in Minneapolis bequeath cash to the hicks.