The Hometown Resource Center, formerly known as the Southeast Minnesota Rural Education and Resource Center, first opened its doors in St. Charles, Minnesota, on December 16th, 1986. The Center was one of six throughout the state. Today, the Resource Center in St. Charles is the last remaining Center of its kind. The other five have closed over the years, due to financial constraints and other reasons. In St. Charles, however, the Resource Center’s staff, volunteers and supporters are still dedicated to helping everyone they can. What was once a place for farmers experiencing hardship to seek assistance has now grown into something much more: an entity that strives to support its community and area residents in every way possible.

Today the Resource Center resides at . The move to the new building took place in early 2016.

The original building for the Resource Center was at 106 E 11th Street, St. Charles, MN.