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North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area

The St. Croix River watershed of Minnesota and Wisconsin is a nationally distinctive landscape that provides the quintessential opportunity to understand and experience the rich history and cultures of America’s Upper Midwest.

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“Hidden Heritage of the Great Rivers Confluence” – October 23, 2014

The Heritage Initiative will be a key part of the agenda for the Great Rivers Confluence Symposium.

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The Heritage Initiative goes to Washington

Task Force member Danette Olsen recently represented the Heritage Initiative at meetings in Washington, D.C.

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Coordinating Entity Selected for Potential National Heritage Area in St. Croix River Region

Northwest Regional Planning Commission chosen to facilitate partnership.

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Imagine the Possibilities

The Heritage Initiative is developing a draft proposal for a National Heritage Area in the St. Croix River region.

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Heritage Summit results and what comes next

The May 16th public meetings showed support for a National Heritage Area, and more opportunities for input will come as Feasibility Study is completed.

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News Release: Public Invited to Discuss Potential of National Heritage Area 
Designation for Region

Meetings are culmination of 18 month Feasibility Study, will ask for input about seeking Congressional designation.

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Calling all Heritage Vendors and Exhibitors

Help us showcase the St. Croix Region’s heritage at the Heritage Summit on May 16!

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Attend the Heritage Summit

Please join us to share your ideas about a potential Heritage Area, and whether or not to seek Congressional designation.

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Experts Help Identify Nationally-Significant Stories

In January the Heritage Initiative convened a group of external, objective scholars knowledgeable about the history of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, to help us see what stories are unique to our region, and the ways our region is woven into our country’s fabric.

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