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14 Jan ‘20

Our new website & logo!

2020-01-14T13:44:39-06:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Events, News, News and Events|

We are happy to announce that the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities has now a new logo and a completely redesigned website! The redesign project — a collaborative effort between the CGMC board of directors, CGMC staff and Lime Valley, an advertising and design firm located in Mankato — has . . .

10 Jan ‘20

CGMC President: Governor Walz’s water infrastructure funding plan is great news for Greater Minnesota

2020-01-13T16:55:45-06:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Energy & Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|Tags: |

For immediate releaseContact: Julie LiewPDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s plan to invest $200 million in Public Facilities Authority (PFA) grant and loan programs for water and wastewater infrastructure: “The Governor’s proposal is . . .

5 Dec ‘19

Budget surplus sets stage for 2020 session

2020-01-07T16:28:01-06:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: State Budget|Tags: |

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has released the November Budget and Economic Forecast, projecting a $1.33 billion surplus for the current biennium (FY20-21). While the upcoming legislative session is not a budget session, the forecast helps frame discussion of a bonding bill and a supplemental budget in 2020.Gov. Walz and . . .

4 Dec ‘19

State unveils updated impaired waters list

2020-01-07T16:36:14-06:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Energy & Environment, Environment|

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released the 2020 Impaired Waters list, which could have a significant impact on many municipal wastewater treatment facilities. A water body is considered “impaired” if it fails to meet one or more of the state’s water quality standards. The MPCA is required to . . .

15 Nov ‘19

Greater Minnesota city leaders: Success of 2020 legislative session hinges on passage of large public works bill

2020-01-10T07:35:22-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, Events, Fall Conference, Media, News, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 15, 2019Contact: Bradley PetersonPDF version ALEXANDRIA, MINN.—City leaders from Greater Minnesota are calling on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to pass a large public works package that invests at least $1.5 billion in infrastructure needs throughout the state. That message was the main theme that emerged from . . .

15 Nov ‘19

CGMC Fall Conference features great speakers, presentations

2020-01-07T11:41:28-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, Fall Conference, Jobs, Labor & Employee Relations, News and Events|

More than 115 city leaders from across Greater Minnesota convened in Alexandria Nov. 14-15 for the CGMC Fall Conference. Thank you for everyone who joined us for this fun and informational event! We also went to extend a big-thank you to all of the conference speakers and presenters who provided . . .

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