Future Food Forest

As a grassroots community organizer in Southwest Minnesota, I have spent the last 5 years working to unite community members around common goals to improve the lives of people living in our region. What may appear at first glance to be a preservation organization working to save and repurpose a large historic school building in […]

So Long, 2020, Hello Progress

So Long, 2020, Hello Progress

This has definitely been an interesting and challenging year. Of course, we are no stranger to challenges, considering that we are nearing the end of our 5th year of work and progress towards the ultimate renovation of Jasper School and Bauman Hall. We have had a much harder time fundraising, of course, but we continue to move […]

The Power of People United front view of Jasper High School

The Power of People United

Economic development: the process by which the economic well-being and quality of life of community are improved.  In Pipestone County, part of that process is the redevelopment and reuse of the Jasper School and Bauman Hall. In 5 years, Reclaim Community has raised $215,000 used for repairs, grantwriting and maintenance of these buildings. Just ONE […]

Bringing History Back to Life Jasper High school building

Bringing History Back to Life

In 2007, PAM identified the Jasper School as one of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. The 1911 school building, constructed of Sioux Quartzite from the local Jasper quarry, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Jasper historical society member Geraldine Peterson and the Pipestone County Historical Society helped bring attention to […]

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