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Community Members Invited to Learn More About Rewriting the Rural Narrative

The Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives and Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc., are excited to sponsor a free-of-charge community event, coming to Thief River Falls and Crookston in February.

Rewriting the Rural Narrative: the “Brain Gain” of Rural America is a presentation featuring Ben Winchester (University of Minnesota Extension Research...Read More »


Making a difference together in the life of a child

Bev Holm (left) and Barb Holum (right) are Foster Grandparent volunteers at the Badger school. Sponsored by the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Crookston, the Grandparent program “provides opportunities for volunteers to work with one of our most valuable resources- today’s children and youth”. (submitted...Read More »


Help is Available for Home Heating Costs

Applications for the 2017 Energy Assistance Program are currently being taken by Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

If you feel you may be eligible, either write to Tri-Valley Energy Assistance Programs at 1407 Erskine Street, Crookston, MN 56716 or call 218-281-9080 or 1-866-264-3729 and an application will be mailed to...Read More »


‘Saved by the Belt’ given after bus crash

By Caitlyn Mahlum (News Editor, Advocate Tribune)

Thanks to a simple device located in all modern day vehicles, a group of local children were able to walk away from a frightful crash with minimal injuries.

On July 13, 2015 a Tri-Valley Opportunity Council school bus was traveling eastbound on Highway 212...Read More »


Tri-Valley Foster Grandparents Celebrate a Year of Volunteering

The Tri-Valley Foster Grandparents celebrated a year of volunteering at their Christmas Party on Friday, December 2. The event was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston.

The event was kicked off with a game called “What’s Your Elf Name”. That was followed by entertainment from the kindergarten through...Read More »


Available Childcare… A Growing Concern in Our Communities

Although the cost of childcare garners most of the attention from the media, did you know that there is a severe lack of licensed childcare providers in Northwestern Minnesota? This lack of childcare puts extreme stress on families, potential employees, employers, and our communities in general.

So what are the...Read More »


Minnesota Housing Board Approves Agassiz Townhomes Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Application

Minnesota Housing, Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA), the City of Crookston, and Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc., announced today that the Minnesota Housing board has approved the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit application for Agassiz Townhomes in Crookston. Agassiz Townhomes will serve Crookston’s lower income workforce, addressing a need...Read More »


Tri-Valley Foster Grandparent Program Holds Recognition Luncheon

(L-R) Sharon Baity, Ron Evans and Adeline Woinarowicz

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Foster Grandparent Program held its annual recognition luncheon at the Crookston Eagles Club on Wednesday, October 5. Heidi Simmons, Senior Programs Director began the event by welcoming the Foster Grandparents and guests...Read More »


Pic Receives Years of Service Recognition from MinnCAP

(Photo L-R): Cindy Pic (Transportation Programs Director) and Francie Mathes (Office of Economic Opportunity)

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. staff attended the Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP) Annual Training Conference held on September 20-22 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minn. Staff took part...Read More »


FTA Recognizes Three Outstanding Rural Transit Agencies

(L-R) Cindy Pic (Tri-Valley Transportation Programs Director), Carolyn Flowers (Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration), Elizabeth Hensrud (Tri-Valley Transportation Fleet Maintenance Coordinator)

(News Release Courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration)

ASHEVILLE, NC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator...Read More »


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