MPR talked with Public Insight sources from the Cook County region to ask them what affect a multi-million broadband project will have for business development.
Could rural schools really use online learning as a way to beef up resources without bankrupting their budgets?
Should Rochester divert money for public safety toward helping young people at risk of being offenders?
Read the live blog of a forum on crime and public safety in Rochester.
In discussions leading up to a forum on public safety in Rochester, some questioned how the city uses its prosecutorial resources, and whether it’s smartly spending public safety dollars.
Rochester’s facts and fictions around crime will get a public forum on February 1 as MPR and the Post-Bulletin host a discussion on public safety.
Virginia’s public hospital faces red ink and the prospect of merging. It also points to the larger problem of paying for health care in rural regions of the state. MPR will hold an online forum on this topic on January 28 at noon.
City administrators who have merged or cut their police staff will headline a panel about how cities deal with public safety during tight budget times. We host an online forum on the topic – today at noon
Should Minnesota end its method of giving financial aid to cities – the Local Government Aid or LGA program. That’s going to be the topic of debate here.
State policy binds Minnesota cities on how they can raise revenue, and how much they can tax. And if state aid to those cities continues to be cut, then what will be the refuge for small city budgeters? Likely it will be trimming or ending services.