Foley residents get community web site

Here’s the latest from Foley, Minnesota; they are lcoated in Benton County, which is a MIRC community…


Foley, MN, June 28, 2011: New Frontier Services, a website and website application provider, located in Foley, is bringing the Foley community together through the development of the What’s Up in Foley website

Last fall New Frontier Services received $3,900 in funding from the Living Connected in Benton County Steering Committee to help in the development of the What’s Up in Foley website.

The goal of the website is to increase exposure of the community’s events, information and opportunities. “We are working with nonprofit organizations to promote community involvement and create community awareness, said Brian Lorenz, owner of New Frontier Services. Lorenz goes on to say, “nonprofits are able to take advantage of the What’s Up in Foley website features at no charge. Those features include a directory listing, details page with specifics on the nonprofit organization, map to the organization’s address, event listings, ability to post information about volunteer opportunities and more.”

The website contains resources, services and opportunities for families, young people, elderly, businesses, nonprofit organizations, visitors to Foley and the agricultural community and job seekers. New Frontier Services is currently focusing on the following areas of the What’s Up in Foley website:

  • Youth – providing information about activities and school news as well as links to videos
  • Seniors
  • Agriculture – this area will not only provide common information but have tools available that will allow farmers to conduct business such as buying and selling of equipment. It will also provide information on training programs offered by the State of Minnesota and links to sign up for those trainings

For more information about New Frontier Services, Brian Lorenz or this website visit or call 320-968-7173.

Living Connected in Benton County is a project partner in the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities Initiative (MIRC). MIRC is a coalition of 19 statewide partners and 11 demonstration communities funded in large part through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. The work of the coalition focuses on bringing the full promise of broadband technologies to rural Minnesota communities, businesses and people. Blandin Foundation serves as the project administrator. More about MIRC is available at

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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