When is the last time you’ve polished your Ordinances? With all the changes at the state level, it’s important to routinely review past ordinances to clean up outdated language and ensure they are legally defensible. Clean out the Ordinance Closet!
Mark your calendars! The 2011 National Scenic Byways Conference is being held in Minneapolis, from August 21-24. From the America's Byways Resource Center website: "New learning opportunities will focus on emerging and timely byway topics in the four
Today's Task Force meeting for the Lac qui Parle County Task All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update has been rescheduled for January 26, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-Media Center in Madison, MN. Please contact Katie Meyer at the the UMVRDC with any
Incommons.org announces it is accepting applications until February 4th for Local Government Innovation Awards. The Local Government Innovation Awards recognize outstanding cities, counties and schools that demonstrate results in improving local
Clontarf, Danvers, Benson and DeGraff were awarded $25,000 from the State Fire Marshal’s Office to complete a shared fire and rescue services study for the four cities. The UMVRDC will be assisting a local taskforce with the following elements of the
The Blandin Foundation’s Minnesota Intelligent Rural Community (MIRC) Grant provided the UMVRDC $90,000 to implement projects in the region that will ultimately drive more broadband use in the region. A steering committee was set up for the project,
The UMVRDC assisted the City of Dawson with grant writing services that recently helped secure $500,000 from the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) program for improvements in their
A County Roadway Safety Plan workshop was held in Granite Falls December 2nd, covering the counties of Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Redwood. A similar workshop will be held January 12, 2011 covering the counties of Big Stone, Pope,