Sharing community and economic development information and program updates for Region 5 in Central Minnesota.
Welcoming Communities Advocacy Group - Go North
Learn more about Welcoming Advocacy Group Go North. Guests include Kathy Hachey, Go North; Tom Lillehei, Breezy Point, and Dawn Espe, Sr. Regional Development Planner at R5DC.
Visit regionfive.org/welcoming-communities to learn more.
Rural Communities Equity Action Guide
Learn more about the launch of the Rural Communities Equity Action Guide. Guests include Martin Jennings, Program Officer at the Northwest Area Foundation; Jane Leonard, President at Growth & Justice; and Dawn Espe, Sr. Regional Development Planner at R5DC.
Visit regionfive.org/equity to learn more.
Renewable Energy & Energy Planning
We share details about renewable energy and energy planning in our region. Guests include BJ Allen and Jason Edens, JBJ World; Cheryal Hills and Erica Bjelland, R5DC & NCEDA.
Learn more at regionfive.org/eep
Transportation Advisory Council
We share details about the Transportation Advisory Council in Central MN. Guests include Steve Voss, MN Department of Transportation; Tim Bray, Crow Wing County; Chuck Parins, Morrison County Public Works and R5DC Township Representative for Morrison County; Tad Erickson, R5DC Senior Regional Planner.
Learn more at regionfive.org.
For more information about MnDOT, listeners can go to MnDOT’s website at MnDOT.gov. From this website, you can access the MnDOT District 3 website by going to the left side of the opening page, finding the statewide map, and clicking on the “Central MN” area. You can also reach Steve Voss directly by phone at (218) 828-5779 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RTCC - Regional Transportation Coordinating Council
We share details about the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council for Region 5 in Central MN. Guests include Matt Kallroos, R5DC Regional Planner, Theresa Eclov, Executive Director of Faith in Action; Jan Lambert, R5DC Commissioner and Brainerd City Council member; Tom Gottfried, Executive Director at Minnesota Department of Transportation - Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA).
Learn more at www.regionfive.org/rtcc.
In this episode, we talk about a creative placemaking and local foods endeavor at Sprout Marketplace in Little Falls, MN. Sprout is strategically shaped around food, art and culture to develop community. Guests for this episode include Dawn Espe, R5DC, and Arlene Jones and Fallon Ryan from Sprout. You will also hear some of the ways Sprout has adjusted since the COVID-19 pandemic.