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Community Solutions Podcast

Sep 19, 2018 Robert "Bob" Canada, current North Branch City Council member and candidate for mayor, comes on the podcast to discuss the challenges that Greater Minnesota faces in housing, employment, and retaining its people. He is running for an open seat, as current mayor, Kirsten Hagen-Kennedy, decided to (unsuccessfully) run to represent the DFL side of the ticket for U.S. Representative for CD8 against Pete Stauber.

Bob may be telling North Branch's story on the podcast, but they are common challenges that face the majority of Greater Minnesota. The League of MN Cities and the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO) believe that they have one unified vision for Greater Minnesota, but are those the right solutions? These are issues that those of us who live here know better than policies passed down from groups like the National League of Cities and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) to its Minnesota counterparts. What works in Ohio, Rhode Island, or Utah doesn't necessarily work in Minnesota. Even a state-wide plan is too broad a brush. Each city needs to determine its own needs, and figure out what solutions work for them. So, take a listen and think about how you can help your own city or township to thrive.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast“! You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

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