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Jun 21, 2019

Duluth Councilmember Noah Hobbs wanted to get feedback from his constituents in a different way. So, he set a goal to have 100 cups of coffee with residents! Listen in as host Adriana Temali-Smith talks with Councilmember Hobbs about the lessons he learned through this experience. He’ll also offer a few tips to other...


Jun 7, 2019

When you flush your toilet or run water down the drain, where does it go? Well, in most cases it ends up at your municipal wastewater treatment facility, where it is cleaned and returned for the public’s use. But what if you could take the byproducts from that wastewater—and add other byproducts like expired beer...


May 22, 2019

Gov. Walz and legislative leaders announced the framework of a two-year budget agreement that would require a short special session in the coming week or so. Tune in as LMC lobbyists Gary Carlson and Ann Lindstrom give an update of where things stand 12 hours after the official end of the regular legislative...


May 10, 2019

Young people are the city leaders of the future—but how can we recruit and retain them for city careers? Tune in to this episode to find out what cities have done to encourage young people to get involved with city government. Waconia City Administrator Susan Arntz and former Oakdale and North St. Paul City Manager...


Apr 26, 2019

A good working relationship between a city’s staff and council will help ensure the success of the city. In this episode, Mayor Rita Albrecht and City Manager Nate Mathews of Bemidji talk about how the roles of elected city officials and city staff can complement one another and help build a collective wisdom....