Category: News

Forum News Service: Hot Minnesota races may drive up voter turnout

EXCERPT: “In four of the past five statewide primaries, greater Minnesota voters were more likely to participate than residents of the seven-county Twin Cities area. In three of those contests, the sheer number of greater Minnesota voters was greater than in the Twin Cities. That dominance comes even as greater Minnesota has fewer registered voters (1.4 ...

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, pt 1

  We’re joined this week by Phil Claussen, Director of Human Services for Blue Earth County, and Angie Youngerberg, Assistant Human Services Director, to talk about Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, an innovative program that has county human services, law enforcement and the courts working together to get people who need treatment more than ...

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: PFA Approves Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved $7.06 million in loans and grants for water infrastructure projects in six Minnesota communities. Funding was approved for projects in Lowry, Eden Valley, Rice Lake, Mankato, Courtland and Pemberton. ‘Communities across Minnesota face serious water-quality challenges,’ said Governor Mark Dayton. ‘This funding supports improvements that will give residents ...

Mankato Free Press: Leaders from 50 Minnesota cities coming to Mankato this week

EXCERPT: “Unlike folks working in literature, music and computer software, city leaders don’t mind if others steal their best ideas. That’s part of the reason the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities moves its summer conference to different municipalities every year. ‘It’s a great chance for our cities to see both serious and fun things that other ...