Region Five Five Counties. One Vision. One Source Links & Resources

Cass County

Rich in fish and game, these woods and waters sheltered a succession of native peoples for thousands of years. The most recent of these were the Ojibwe (Chippewa), who now live on the Leech Lake Reservation.

Crow Wing County

The most famous landmark in Brainerd is probably the water tower which was built from 1919-1922. Later, affectionately known as “Paul Bunyan’s flashlight” it was the first all concrete elevated tank used by a municipality in the U.S.

Morrison County

In 1930 Camp Ripley was established as a military training center for the Minnesota National Guard. In 1994 a Veteran’s Cemetery was created by the Minnesota State Legislature adjacent to the Camp.

Todd County

Primarily an agricultural county, Todd County was settled by hard working German, Polish and Scandinavian immigrants. Meat packing and printing have added jobs in the manufacturing sectors.

Wadena County

Old Wadena County Historic Park located on the Crow Wing River was an important hunting and trapping area for Indians and later for the French.

Cass County

Crow Wing County - Brainerd Lakes Area

Morrison County - Camp Ripley

Todd County

Wadena County - Menahga Statue

 Current News

 

 

CREDS 30 Day Comment Period Begins November 15th

 

The thirty-day comment period for Region Five Development Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) opens on Wednesday, November 15th and closes on Thursday, December 14th.

 2017 CREDS

 

 

Comments and questions regarding this plan can be directed to Dawn Espe at despe@regionfive.org or 218-894-3233.

 

To learn more about the 2016-2021 CREDS, please visit www.eda.gov/ceds or www.regionfive.org.

 

READ MORE HERE:  Solar Energy Lending Program Press Release


What is a Resilient Region?

 

Watch here to learn more!  Resilient Region Champion Video

 

 

 Have you heard? We're living "The Good Life"!


WHAT MAKES OUR 5 COUNTY REGION A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND SPEND OUR LEISURE TIME?

 

"The Good Life' has been chosen as it states very simply how residents feel about our region- we have a good life-  abundant natural resources, small town feel, access to health care, and important amenities such as strong school systems, access to local foods and quality people who care about our communities.

 

Keep up to date on what's making your community part of "The Good Life" by following The Good Life on Facebook

 

Also vist The Good Life website to read more about the communities in this great region.

 

 

 

Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace

Much is happening at Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace

 

Thanks in part to a grant from Artplace America, there is much to see at the Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace in Little Falls.

 

Indoor Winter Markets- featuring over 30 local growers and makers, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, tasty samples, and food vendors

 

Unique art pieces by local artists,  Business Classes for Growers and Makers, Cultural Cooking Classes, Parties with Purpose, and MORE! 

 

To learn more, visit www.sproutmn.com or Artplace-Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace Place-based Transformation.

Watch here to see inside the Marketplace- March 2017 Marketplace.