St. Olaf College’s Dr. Ed Santurri talks about a new virtual speaker series hosted by the Institute for Freedom and Community this fall, “The Presidential Election and a Nation in Crisis: Polarization, Pandemic, Prejudice.” The first speaker will be former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Learn more in this interview with KYMN Radio.
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted an externship program to help teachers, administrators, and other K-12 educators understand the business community and how their subject matter is applied in the professional world. This year’s virtual event gave rise to participation from businesses across the country. Learn more in the Sun Sailor.
Community meetings scheduled this fall will allow residents and visitors to provide input on future improvements to Robert Street from downtown Saint Paul to West Saint Paul. Learn more about this Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project and the community engagement process in the Pioneer Press.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility takes the spotlight in this Minnesota Public Radio story about the growing popularity of recycling food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the large-scale organics composting facility at MPR News.
A new partnership between Flint Hills Resources and VP Racing Fuels will bring additional VP-branded gas stations and products to Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Read the full story from Petrol Plaza.
Environmental Initiative’s Project Stove Swap helps residents work with local wood stove vendors to switch out older, inefficient wood stoves with more efficient models that reduce wood smoke. Learn more about recent efforts in Le Sueur.
Judson University’s annual World Leaders Forum – the school’s signature speaker series with civic leaders – is being postponed from Oct. 20 to April 7, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the rescheduled event featuring keynote speaker retired Gen. David Petraeus in the Chicago Tribune.
The Minneapolis City Council approved the next phase of Lupe Development’s mixed-income campus in the Whittier neighborhood. Taken together, about 61% of the campus will offer affordable housing options and shared amenities at affordable price points. Learn more in this story from the Star Tribune.
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance is seeking support from commercial property owners in the downtown area to establish a Downtown Improvement District (DID). Learn more about the petition to create a DID in the Pioneer Press.