Minnesota’s Region 5

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) is one of 9 Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC). Minnesota’s Service Cooperatives are geographically distributed across the state and serve members in their respective areas. Learn more about Minnesota’s Service Cooperatives.

Region 5

NJPA is proud to serve the organizations located in Region 5 in Central Minnesota.
This includes the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.

Minnesota’s Region 5 is rural and comprised of many small towns, with a total regional population of 162,000 from 69,194 households spread over an area of 3,996,051 acres. There are a total of 65 incorporated cities in Region 5, as well as 24 school districts.

Learn more about the counties within Region 5 by visiting each county’s web site:

NJPA also supports the Region 5 Development Commission‘s effort to create a resilient region. The Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Plan offers an insight about economic vitality, environmental stewardship and quality of life factors. Learn more about critical areas such as Housing, Land Use, Transportation and Economic Development.


NJPAction Magazine

The NJPAction magazine provides highlights and information you will find useful and informative as strategic partners throughout Region 5. The school districts, cities, counties, and other government agencies within our five-county service area live at the center of what we aim to accomplish through our vision, mission, and values. We want share the many ways our programming and services match the values we strive to live by every day.


The goal of the NJPA R5 Summit is to serve regional communities by providing professional development
and education opportunities. You will learn more about Technology Solutions, Creating a Respectful Workplace,
Building a Positive School Culture, NJPA Rebate Program and Contract Purchasing Solutions. The R5 Summit is geared for Region 5 Superintendents/staff, City and County Officials/staff, Tribes and other member non-profit entities.

Check Back Later for More Information About R5 Summit 2017!