We talk again this week with Nancy Norr, Minnesota Power’s director of regional development, to discuss economic development in the Arrowhead Region, including Polymet Mining.
Nancy Norr, director of regional development at Minnesota Power in Duluth, joins us this week to talk about roles the power company and its parent company, Allete, play in the Arrowhead region of the state.
The Center’s research director Marnie Werner joins Jim to talk a little more about broadband. One of the points that came out of the research behind our Broadband 101 articles was the idea that communities should have latitude when it comes to deciding what kind of technology to use to bring broadband to their homes and businesses, and that the state should be cautious about setting too many restrictions at too high a level.
The Center’s CEO joins us again this week to talk about the legislative session so far. Some of the other issues that are hot at the Capitol are broadband, local government aid, and because it’s a bonding session, infrastructure in general. It’s a short session, an election year, and adding to the pressure, construction workers are waiting to get into the Capitol to get their work done. So expect the unexpected.
The Center’s CEO Brad Finstad talks with Jim this week about what’s going on at the State Capitol in this very short-session year. In this first part, they take a look at the discussion that has been going on so far around transportation.