The 21st century will bring enormous challenges and opportunities to rural Minnesota and its many small communities. By working cooperatively, the University of Minnesota, Morris and small towns in the region can find new ways to successfully transition through this period of rapid change. The Center for Small Towns exists to focus the University's attention and marshal its resources toward assisting Minnesota's small towns with locally identified issues. In the process, we aim to create applied learning opportunities for faculty and students. CST takes its work seriously, and often engages with community non-profits and those involved in K-12 education in achieving its mission.
Simply click on any red dot on the map below to explore the work that the Center for Small Towns has been doing in partnership with Minnesotan small communities! For more information about the work we do, feel free to explore our website or Contact Us