IQ Magazine

IQ Magazine: Our Readers Are Leaders

Published twice annually by the Initiative Foundation, IQ Magazine is an award-winning publication that features in-depth stories about the economy, communities and generosity in Central Minnesota. The magazine focuses on regional trends, community issues and local solutions and serves as a source of insight and intelligence for busy leaders. By raising up your voice, we inspire knowledge that inspires action.

Fall 2023

Building Back Better

One year in: Special grants help nonprofits transform post-pandemic services.

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Loneliness and social isolation are taking a toll on society. What can we do to reverse course? Read More

Turning the Page

Challenged by shrinking local newsrooms and changing readership, rural communities look for new ways to tell their stories. Read More

Manifesting a Museum

With revitalization funding in place, Great River Children’s Museum in St. Cloud plans grand opening in 2024. Read More

Ultimate Stress Test

How Central Minnesota is facing the century’s biggest health crisis. Read More

Front & Center: Child Care

Emerging community partnerships are taking shape to creatively influence Central Minnesota’s child care crisis. Read More

Main Street Mainstays

Rural grocery stores support Central Minnesota’s food needs. They also foster community. Read More

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