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Community Solutions Podcast

Jun 13, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- I don't care where you live in Minnesota, you live under some form of regional government. A handful of places are governed by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO's), like the Metropolitan Council in the Twin Cities seven county metro area. Most of the rest of the state falls under one of...


Jun 6, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- Well, here we sit at the MNGOP 2018 state convention in Duluth. This is kind of surreal, as I used to door guard and usher in this building (the old Duluth Arena) for concerts, circuses, the Ice Capades, and (most importantly) UMD Bulldog hockey games. I know, I know... I was a St. Scholastica...


May 30, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- The Minnesota Legislature had been arguing over a $825 million bonding bill that looked to fund all sorts of great projects all over the state. From pet projects in Brooklyn Park to Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth, Dayton, Inver Grove Heights, Warroad (and the list goes on and on)... money is...


May 23, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- Have you ever wondered why the all of these special interest groups seem so well funded and so organized? All the while, we can't seem to rub two nickles together for our side of the argument. Are we really that outnumbered? Not according to the conversations we have with people. So, how does...


May 16, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- There are 408 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO's) in the United States. Only one, our own Metropolitan Council, is made up entirely of appointed individuals. Representative Jason Lewis (R- CD2), is trying to pass an amendment to make the Met Council conform to the other 407 MPO's, by...