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Stonewall/Leischner Building update

Recap of Sept actions:  In the council meeting in September, there was discussion about selling the old bowling alley lot to the owner of the Stonewall Bar. We attended the meeting in support for her plan to build a new building, and advocate for saving the current Stonewall building. We were very concerned by the […]

City of Jasper Continues to Pursue Demolition of Historic Quartzite Buildings

Friends. it appears the City of Jasper is planning to proceed with trying to waste tax dollars to buy and tear down more historic buildings on Main Street, despite the many letters of concern.They are proceeding with this plan to help one private business build a new building, to the detriment of more priceless Quartzite […]

Why We Believe in Jasper

First off before we get to the topic, we have a little clean-up work to do. It has come to our attention there are some rumors about our organization we’d like to clear up. Recently a community member revealed a claim that our organization is “showing favoritism” by hiring one local contractor to do all our […]

Letter regarding Stonewall Bar and Grill

Dear friends, neighbors and community members of Jasper, As a community organizer that has spent the last 5 years raising a quarter of a million dollars invested into rehab planning for Jasper’s historic buildings, giving thousands of hours of volunteer effort each year, along with six board members, two dozen volunteers, and over 300 donors, […]

Quartzsiter Days 2021, July 9-11

Detailed weekend schedule posted! Scroll down! This year, we are hosting three fundraisers for the celebration weekend. On Friday night we will kick off another Classic Car Cruise-In and Barbecue meal. There is no registration fee. The meal will be burgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans and root beer floats. Hop in your old roadster […]

Extend the Historic Tax Credit.

Letter to the Editor: Extend Minnesota’s Historic Tax Credit The Historic Tax Credit is one of the most powerful tools in local economic development,  job creation and stimulation of entrepreneurship that any community can make.From the Worthington Daily Globe Written By: Elicia Kortus, President, Reclaim Community, Jasper | 10:30 pm, Apr. 7, 2021 In the […]

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 […]

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