Trees, sculptures and more to show community collaboration

In Rochester, people planted 1,143 trees in the boulevards.

In Pine City, a local gay pride celebration has grown over the past seven years.

In Mankato, sculptures from around the country were arranged for a walking tour.

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Blue Chain Jane was one of the sculptures on display in Mankato’s sculpture walk.

If you want some ideas about how people around Minnesota are trying to make a difference in the communities they live in, drop by Carousel Park at the State Fair on Saturday for the Minnesota Community Pride Showcase. Thirty entries from among 67 were selected to demonstrate how people have collaborated to improve things.

The project was hosted by InCommons, where you can find out more, and also sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and MinnPost.

Disclosure: MPR News is a partner with the Bush Foundation in InCommons, a project aimed at providing a real-world and online place for collaboration.

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