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Thursday, July 11, 2019
  For the 14th year, United Way of Olmsted County’s Power of the Purse fundraising event was presented on June 11, 2019 at the International Event Center with a sellout of 650 attendees.  This annual event, presented by United Way’s Women United, raised proceeds for programs that help children and...
Monday, April 15, 2019
  To succeed in school, our students need to be at school. That was our starting point this year when the Community Schools team at Gage Elementary began to look closely at student absences. We found that there are a surprising number of students in the walking boundaries of the school coming late...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Western Digital Paves the Way for Youth Success in Olmsted County!   Western Digital (WD)’s motto “We Care” says it all when it comes to community engagement as a corporation. Giving back and responding to the needs of the community is a priority of the company and they believe that more can be...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Growth seems to typify the Olmsted County experience. The population of the county has grown from 144,000 residents in 2010 to over 154,000 in 2017 – a 7% growth in seven years. Both the City of Rochester and Olmsted County have grown at a faster pace than Minnesota as a whole since 1980. This...
Monday, January 14, 2019
“If anyone in town knows a tax answer, it’s these folks.” A high compliment coming from Jacob, the head of one of nearly 4,000 households in Olmsted and Dodge Counties that received free tax preparation assistance last year through a partnership between the United Way of Olmsted County and The AARP...
Monday, December 17, 2018
The United Way is a community change organization that unites people in need with the resources they need to reach their full potential. Jerome Ferson has been leading that change at the United Way for just more than four years. DMC sat down with Ferson to learn more about his goal of achieving...

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