Behold … THE FUTURE!

Here’s an invite that I almost ignored, but now I’m going. My book will include a section on the future of the Iron Range so this gives me easy material. I get lazy when the deadlines start snarling at me. My notations are below as well.

Have you ever wondered what Grand Rapids will be like in the year 2050?

I always assumed it would be occupied and ruled by some sort of viceroy from the CanadiaRange Alliance. I’m curious to see what others think.

Ever thought about what you want it to be – what kind of world you want to help create for your kids and grandkids?


Please join us for an opportunity to answer these and many more questions. 91.7 KAXE/Northern Community Radio is co-hosting a Dialogue about the Future with the Meadowlark Project. This is a great time to meet fellow community members, talk about the future, and think about what we can do today to build the future we

OK, but if they start talking about “the space ship” I am OUT of there.

When: Monday November 26th from 6-8 p.m. (Snacks and visiting 5-6 p.m.)

Things with snacks are usually legit.

Where: Grand Rapids Area Library

If things go south I can always pretend to be looking for tax forms.

The discussion will be based on four scenarios written by the Meadowlark Project. The Meadowlark Project is a 2-year project to create new ideas and pilot programs that will address some of the region’s critical issues. As a part of that process, the Meadowlark team wrote 4 stories about how our region might look in 2050. These scenarios are springboards for our community to look forward. Meadowlark scenarios will be discussed in several communities around northern Minnesota in coming months.

But our community is probably the most special to them. I have to believe that.

The project is supported in part by the Blandin Foundation and the Northland Foundation.

No comment. I might need their cool dollars at some point in the future.

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