The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Develop≠ment Commission’s (UMVRDC) photo submission was one of five national photo winners in the National Association of Development Organiza≠tion's (NADO) annual photo contest.

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Develop­ment Commission’s (UMVRDC) photo submission was one of five national photo winners in the National Association of Development Organiza­tion's (NADO) annual photo contest. Our region's successful image was of the "Rustican" a stained glass tractor project in Montevideo, an award winning public art project by artist Karl Unnasch.

NADO wanted to visually capture what makes our regions great places to live, work, and play. Images were judged in four categories: “Strength­ening the Built and Natural Environments,” “Building Vibrant Places,” “Invest­ing in Our Communities,” and “Sustaining Our Communities. A “People’s Choice” winner was also chosen online by the public via our Facebook page. The UMVRDC “Rustican” photo won in the Building Vibrant Places category.

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