Alexandria Echo Press: Rural city leaders ask for large bonding bill

EXCERPT: “City leaders from Greater Minnesota are calling on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to pass a large public works package that invests at least $1.5 billion in infrastructure needs throughout the state. That message was the main theme that emerged from last week’s Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Fall Conference, which was held at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria and attended by more than 115 elected officials and city staff members from across Greater Minnesota. At the annual two-day event, CGMC members adopted the organization’s policy positions and discussed legislative priorities for the upcoming session. ‘The success or failure of the 2020 legislative session depends on the passage of a large bonding bill that meets the needs of our communities,’ said Audrey Nelsen, a member of the Willmar City Council and president of the coalition.” FULL STORY: