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Minnesota’s infrastructure gets a ‘C’ from civil engineers group

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a report card on Minnesota’s infrastructure this week, and it’s not one we’ll want to take home and display on the refrigerator. Overall, Minnesota’s infrastructure received a “C” grade from the group, with grades in the nine individual categories ranging from a “B” in aviation to a […]

Lawsuit puts water infrastructure funding in jeopardy

During the last legislative session, the Legislature funded $98 million worth of projects in the bonding bill through a new type of revenue bond to be paid back using the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The projects funded using these bonds includes $38.3 million for the Point Source Implementation Grant Program (PSIG), $14.6 […]

Register for the CGMC Fall Conference!

Registration is now open for the CGMC Fall Conference! The conference will be held Nov.15-16, 2018 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria and will feature presentations, discussions and speakers on a number of important topics. The packed agenda includes: Luncheon presentation by Myron Frans, commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget Keynote dinner featuring […]

CGMC members vie for title of Minnesota’s ‘Best Town’

Minnesota Monthly is on the hunt for the Best Minnesota Town of 2018. The magazine has narrowed the candidates down 10 finalists of various sizes, locations and claims to fame. We’d like to extend a special congratulations to the four CGMC members who are in the running – Little Falls, Wabasha, Fergus Falls and New […]

CGMC President Ron Johnson featured in Prairie Business magazine

Newly elected CGMC President Ron Johnson was recently featured in an article in Prairie Business, a monthly magazine that focuses on business and economic development issues pertaining to Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. In an interview with editor/reporter Tom Dennis, Johnson discussed his nearly two decades of service on the Bemidji City Council, his […]

Workshop will explore strategies to address permitting issues related to chloride & other salty parameters

The Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB), a joint powers organization to which many CGMC cities belong, is hosting a free workshop on “Wastewater Permitting: Solutions to Address Chloride & Other Salty Parameters” on Sept. 27 in Hutchinson. Public works directors, wastewater operators and other city officials are invited to this informational meeting […]

Minnesota Brownfields to host free workshop on ‘Brownfield Basics’

Minnesota Brownfields, a non-profit organization that promotes cleanup and reuse of contaminated land as a means of generating economic growth, is putting on an event titled “Brownfield Basics – Duluth Workshop” in Duluth on Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The free workshop is designed for cities in northeast Minnesota to learn about […]

Walz, Johnson prevail in gubernatorial primaries

DFLer Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson emerged from their respective primaries to earn a spot on the November ballot for Governor. On Tuesday, both the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican parties held competitive primaries for the nomination for governor, with Congressman Tim Walz, State Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson facing off on the […]

Bemidji City Councilor Ron Johnson elected CGMC President

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com ST. PAUL—Bemidji City Councilor Ron Johnson was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 27 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Mankato. As president, Johnson will help direct efforts to inform state legislators on issues unique to Greater Minnesota, such as […]