Category Archives: 2016

Higher education in Greater Minnesota, part 2

Dr. Richard Davenport, president of Minnesota State University Mankato, joins us again to talk about the role of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in Greater Minnesota. He discusses how the system addresses retention of talent by taking the education to where the students are and designing programs to help students get through in a timely fashion that gets them to work and saves them money.

Higher education, part 2

School funding, ag land and the special session

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.

School funding, ag land and the special session