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Minnesota River Valley Partners Project. 2012 Brown, Elissa.

The Minnesota River and its valley define the region. It connects all the communities, and its natural and cultural resource base has encouraged many citizen-lead partnerships to enhance and develop the region with an eye to its future.

The partnership of Tatanka Bluffs, Green Corridor, Center for Changing Landscapes (CCL), and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) received funds to:

Community Assistantship Program
Itasca County Resorts and Tourism. 2002 Burns, Andrea.

Since the nineteenth century, the lumber and mining industries have provided the main source of economic revenue for Itasca County. However, the Itasca County Historical Society felt that resorts and tourism may have played just as significant a role in the economic, social, and cultural development of Grand Rapids and the rest of Itasca County as did the lumber and mining industries during their heydays. Indeed, a significant portion of Itasca County's current revenue is drawn from the resort and tourist industry.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Grand Rapids, historic, history, Itasca County, tourism
Migrant Worker Housing Survey Results from South-Central Minnesota. 2002 Byun, Jaehyun and Ann Ziebarth. Community Assistantship Program Centro Campesino, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Hispanics, housing, Latinos, Le Sueur County, migrant workers, Rice County, Steele County, surveys, Waseca County
Initiatives: Linking Sustainable Agricultural and Natural Resources Opportunities in Southeast Minnesota with the University of Minnesota. 2000 Cahoy, Ann. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), partnerships, rural areas, rural cooperation, Southeast Minnesota, sustainability, sustainable development
Long-Range Humanities Program Planning 'In Their Own Words.' 2006 Carlson, Niki Lee.

ムIn Their Own Words (ITOW),' part of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, is a unique museum located in Perham, Minnesota, that places the memories and experiences of American veterans of war into a living repository. This report show the culmination of assessments; literature and case study reviews,; and conversations with professional and academic advisors, key community representatives, and veterans. The report also presents a long-range humanities plan for the museum and evaluation strategies.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), education, evaluation, historic preservation, museums, oral history, Otter Tail County, rural, tourism, veterans
Community Offender Reentry Program Evaluation Project. 2010 Carlson, Sara.

The Community Offender Reentry Program (CORP) has been in existence for three years as a program that provides referral services and intensive case management for offenders being released into the Duluth, Minnesota, area. CORP is approaching the end of its pilot program period; therefore the timing is right for an evaluation to be conducted. The project with CORP had three main goals, these were: 1. To evaluate the inputs and outcomes of the CORP program; 2. To develop on-going evaluation tools; and 3. To assist in meeting the evaluation requirements of various grants.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP)
Minnesota Housing Partnership Report. 2002 Cason, Tory. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), housing, manuals, needs assessment, small towns
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Final Report on Proposed Solar Powered Furnace Manufacturing Business. 2010 Cici, Kristen.

This report provides an in-depth look at the potential of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's plan to manufacture and sell Solar Powered Furnaces. It provides a marketing assessment that reviews the target market of individuals, tribal governments, tribal coalitions, and state and county government within the five state area of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The SPF units are described and compared to competitor's products, along with identifying potential environmental and financial incentives for consumers.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP)
Baby Steps Program Evaluation. 2010 Cici, Kristen.

The mission of Baby Steps, founded in 2001, is to improve the health and well being of families, pregnant women and young children by motivating individuals to use services that benefit their families. To fulfill its mission, Baby Steps aims to: Educate parents and caregivers about services that strengthen families in the communities that are served by the coupon partners .Motivate parents, caregivers, and grandparents to actively participate and utilize partner services to strengthen families .Increase and/or maintain the number of partners who provide services to families with children.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP)
Forest Resource Management in Southeast Minnesota. 2002 Class, Leah. Community Assistantship Program best practices, biodiversity, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), forests, habitat, Southeast Minnesota, sustainability, sustainable agriculture, water
The Feasibility of Diversifying the Madelia Region with Multifunctional Landscapes: a Pilot Study of Alternative Futures. 2007 Claussen, Anna.

The purpose of this pilot study was to develop four alternative futures or scenarios for growing perennial biomass crops within a 10-mile radius of Madelia, Minnesota. The study's aim was to demonstrate how the multiple functions in Madelia's agricultural landscape can be strategically enhanced to include a broader range of economic and conservation choices for local farmers and residents.

Community Assistantship Program agricultural, agriculture, alternative energy, bioenergy, biofuels, biomass, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), farming, farmland, farms, gas consumption, renewable energy
Out of Home Placement Study. 2001 Connor, Jennifer. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), foster care, Freeborn County, group homes, interviews
Crossing Paths: A Study of the Interaction Between Law Enforcement and the Mentally Ill. 2004 Conroy, Regan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), depression, incarceration, law enforcement, mental illness, West Central Minnesota
Greater Cass Lake Area Tourism Impact Analysis. 2003 Crowley, Tara. Community Assistantship Program Beltrami County, Cass County, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Hubbard County, surveys, tourism
Jumpstart 4 Kindergarten: An Early Childhood Data Tracking System. 2012 Cruver, Amelia.

The Carlton County CHILD Network (Connected to Helping In Learning and Development) is a collaboration of professionals focused on improving services to young children and families throughout Carlton County. Jump Start 4 Kindergarten is a data collecting and system improvement initiative of the CHILD Network. Family background information is collected for each child enrolled in early childhood development programs supported by the CHILD Network along with the students’ Brigance Screen score, a measure of school readiness.

Community Assistantship Program
Toward a Food Hub in North-Central Minnesota: Reframing the Conversation, Examining a Hub’s Regional Economic Effects. 2012 Cureton, Colin.

The report investigates the economic development potential of new local food infrastructure for a five-county region in North-Central Minnesota. This highly rural region is older and poorer relative to the state average, with over one-third of residents living in a food desert. Solutions are needed that both increase the accessibility of healthy produce and generate regional economic growth. The region is at a tipping point of a more robust local food system, but additional infrastructure is needed.

Community Assistantship Program
Appetite for Change's Community Cook Program: A Qualitative Analysis. 2011 Cureton, Colin.

Between February and May of 2012 Appetite for Change hosted eight events in its pilot Community Cooks program. A primary goal of the Community Cooks events was engaging participants around AFC’s mission of using food as a tool for wealth, health, and change in North Minneapolis. AFC pursued this goal at the events using multiple strategies and for a range of purposes. The primary strategy used was one-hour dialogues that were facilitated by trained AFC staff.

Community Assistantship Program
Report on Assessment of Needs for Interpretive/Services. 2000 Dadabayeva , Nodira. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), immigrants, interpreters, minorities, people of color, refugees, surveys, translators, Winona County
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs Development and Behavior Clinics Evaluation II. 2006 Dallman, Amber.

This report documents a project that investigated whether or not evaluations of Development and Behavior Clinics (DBC) makes a difference in the lives of children and their families. A family survey was developed by a team of professionals from the Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN) program, DBC clinic staff, and staff from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The family survey was sent to 286 families in May 2004, with a response rate of 39%. This report summarizes the results.

Community Assistantship Program child development, children, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), health services, healthcare, mental health, mental illness, social services, social work, special
Itasca Area Community Asset Mapping Project 2014 Davison, Al

The Itasca Area Community Asset Map is a tool meant for youth looking for out-of-school resources, along with economic resources for families. The dataset consists of an Excel spreadsheet (.xlsx), along with a map created with the Google Maps engine. The map was created so it would be available for use by families and youth looking for out-of-school and economic resources in the Itasca area.

Community Assistantship Program
Cambridge: Design Opportunities 2015 De Saram, Keshika Community Assistantship Program
Best Practices in Microlending. 2008 Diaz, Jose.

The North East Entrepreneur Fund has ongoing marketing and growth initiatives for its market. Knowledge of the marketing and expansion practices of other micro-lenders was needed to make decisions regarding the Fund's own expansion strategy. The report identifies best practices and clusters of micro-lenders that share common strategies.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), economic development, financing, loans, small businesses
Gary Pines Master Plan 2017 Dickson, Maxwell

The Gary Pines project, described in this report, is a unique project for three reasons. First, it exemplifies development of place and the possibilities generated when a community has a strong connection and commitment to place that spans generations. Historically, the site of Gary Pines was a dusty area that was worked on by members of the community back in 1942. A historical photo that is part of the community’s record shows a 1938 tractor and three farmers from the community working on the land.

Community Assistantship Program
North Circle Project. 2008 Dietel, Randall .

This report is a powerpoint presentation assessing the feasibility of a possible food production center to inform WEI planning.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), distribution, farmers, local foods, processing, sustainability, sustainable agriculture
Where the Food Grows on Water: Continuance of Scientific Racism and Colonialism. 2002 Doerfler, Jill. Community Assistantship Program Anishinabe, Chippewa, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), cultural preservation, history, research, University of Minnesota, White Earth Reservation, wild rice
Exploring Collaborative Opportunities in Natural Resource Planning and Conservation. 2004 Doering, Dawn.

Documents collaborative conservation efforts in the Cedar Creek Natural History Area and Cedar Creek/Carlos Avery landscape.

Community Assistantship Program Anoka County, biodiversity, collaboration, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), conservation, Isanti County, natural, planning, resources
Report to Sylvan Shores Property Owners Association. 2001 Dorr, Nathan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), incorporation, sustainability, sustainable development, Sylvan Shores
Quality of Place in Rural Minnesota. 2002 Dorr, Nathan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), community development, economic development, Northwest Minnesota, quality of life, rural areas, surveys
Clean Energy Resource Teams Strategic Energy Plan. 2006 Drake, Shannon.

This report sets out to accomplish five things: (1) provide information about the Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) Project and Southeast/South Central CERT; (2) paint a broad picture of the people, resources, and infrastructure in the 15 counties in Southeast/South Central Minnesotaラthings such as land use, how many people there are, where they are living, how they are moving about, and the major economic activities they are engaged in; (3) describe briefly what energy is, how we use energy in different forms and amounts, where different sources of energy come from and future prospects for th

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), consumers, electric consumption, electric power, energy, environmental protection, resources, sustainability, sustainable development
Selective Review of Documents Related to Sustainable Development in Southeast Minnesota. 1999 Droubie, Kari. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), community development, forestry, literature reviews, rural areas, sustainable farming, University of Minnesota