This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk about her opportunity to be on a panel discussing some of the infrastructure issues in Greater Minnesota. The U of M’s Humphrey School of Public Policy hosted the panel to give its executive degree students a chance to ask questions about that financial conundrum of most rural communities, wastewater infrastructure. In the process, they learned it’s all about economies of scale.
There are plenty of opportunities to become a leader in rural Minnesota, and they’ll be needed in the coming years. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Nancy Straw, outgoing director of West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls about the issue.
This week on Rural MN Radio, we conclude our conversation with Steve Wenzel. We ask Steve what voters should be asking the candidates as they campaign and also what the role of governor is in keeping the state running smoothly.
This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie continue their conversation with Steve Wenzel, longtime state legislators, former USDA state director, and current political science professor. They discuss the difficulty of repealing taxes and need to make sure Greater Minnesota colleges get their fair share of funding.
This week Rural MN Radio is the first of a three-part conversation with former legislator and current CRPD board member Steve Wenzel. After many years in the state legislator, as state director for the USDA, and teaching political science at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Steve is sharing some insight regarding this year’s election.
In this episode, Jim continues his conversation with Tim Velde, a Granite Falls-area farmer and member of the CRPD board of directors, on rural electric co-ops, including some of the history of rural electrification and some uncertainties cropping up with new policies in Washington.