Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus

The MRCC is the voice of Minnesota's rural communities.

Welcome to the MRCC.

The Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus (MRCC) is dedicated to promoting and protecting rural concerns and rural lifestyles. 

MRCC is a growing organization that continues to add new members who recognize rural counties must organize to revitalize rural Minnesota.

Through the MRCC, rural counties have established a communications network within the Association of Minnesota Counties where they can develop and promote issues important to rural counties.

Make Plans to Attend the MRCC Annual Meeting!

Thursday, October 23              

8 a.m. – Noon                  

Pinehurst Resort

Naytahwaush, MN 56566



Cost of the meeting is $35, which includes refreshments and a noon lunch. 

This will be a working meeting that will include selection of MRCC Officers for 2015, initial discussion of priority issues for the coming legislative session, and MRCC organizational review.

We will hold an informal dinner on Wednesday evening (October 22) for those arriving ahead of the meeting. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and is open to anyone wishing to attend.  


Pinehurst is a first class resort with meeting facilities, restaurant, bar, and recreational activities - including gambling for those so-inclined. 


Lodging on site

Cabins are available for lodging on-site at Pinehurst Resort the following rates: a

Two bedrooms @ $125

Three bedrooms @ $150

Four bedrooms @ $300

Five bedrooms @ $300

If you are interested in a cabin for the evening of Oct. 22, you will need to do two things: 

1) Contact Pinehurst directly by Oct. 20th to make a reservation, and 

2) Let them know if you are open to sharing a cabin

Lodging Option:

Shooting Star Hotel

777 S Casino Rd. Mahnomen, MN 56557


(218) 935-2701


MRCC has secured a block of non-smoking rooms at Shooting Star Hotel. Due to the popularity of the initial block, the block has been expanded and extended. If you would like a room at the Shooting Star, contact them at the number above by Wednesday, October 15th. The block will be lifted after the 15th. Cost for a room is $89.95.  (Shooting Star is 22 miles from Pinehurst Resort.)