Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, announced that it has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $150,000 from the Ames Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation. This unrestricted grant, which will provide $50,000 each year for operations starting in November 2019, will help bridge Northfield Shares to sustainability as it builds its long-term assets. [Read more…] about Northfield Shares awarded $150k grant
Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, announced that the Engeseth-Rinde Restoration Fund has become the organization’s first $1 million fund. The growth was due in large part to a generous additional contribution from Don Nelson, who established the endowed donor advised fund in 2016. Executive Director Mike Krance said Don had a vision for his philanthropic and environmental legacies that included native prairie restoration and land stewardship. In establishing the fund, Nelson worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources [Read more…] about Nfld Shares announces first $1 million fund; After referendum failure, District looks for facilities recommendations; Elko/New Market safest City in MN and 8th in the U.S.; burning restrictions in place
Jeff Johnson interviews the first Executive Director of Northfield Shares, Mike Krance. Northfield Shares was founded to advance philanthropy, inspire volunteerism and promote collaborative leadership in Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield Shares operates as both a community endowment and a hub for volunteerism.
Tragedy takes two
A community is mourning the loss of two lives after 61 year old Richard Larson, a retired Faribault Police Captain and Vietnam veteran, shot and killed his ex-wife, 59 year old Barbara Larson and then killed himself. Police responded to the Faribault Chamber of Commerce on Friday just after noon when a caller reported 2 people down inside the building. Officers arrived to discover a man and woman deceased behind the counter. No other employees were present. The Larsons divorced in 2014 and earlier last week, Barbara took out an harassment restraining order against Richard. Faribault Police Chief Andy Bohlen said in a press release, “Being such a small community, Faribault PD has worked with both in the past. Our collective hearts are broken after responding to such a tragedy”. The Larson’s leave behind 2 sons who ask that you reach out to anyone who may be feeling depressed or hopeless. The Faribault Chamber will be closed this week. Funerals are set for Wednesday and Thursday. [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Tragedy takes two; Xcel reported spotty outages; Northfield Shares reaps grant dollars; Special festivities at Nfld. Public Library this week