This week Dr. Richard Davenport, president of Minnesota State University Mankato joins us to talk about the role of MnSCU schools in Greater Minnesota to provide access for students and to train the state’s workforce.
Fred Nolan, executive director of the Minnesota Rural Education Association, joins again to give a brief lesson in the history of school funding and how equalization of funding for facilities has skewed dramatically back to local tax rolls over the last several years.
Fred Nolan, executive director of the Minnesota Rural Education Association, joins us this week on RuralMN Radio to talk about a tax relief measure that has gotten caught up in the activity of the recent legislative session. The bill, which would provide tax relief for ag land when it comes to school facility bonding, was included in the tax bill and passed by both houses, but fell to a pocket veto. Now farmers and school districts are waiting to see what happens.
Wade Fauth, vice president of the Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids, joins us again to talk about the role of philanthropy in rural areas and how people can serve their communities by becoming part of the giving.
Minnesota is home to many charitable foundations. The trouble is that most of them focus their giving in the metro area. Wade Fauth, vice president of the Blandin Foundation, joins us this week to give us the background on this Itasca County foundation, its founder, and why he was motivated to concentrate on Greater Minnesota.