Press

Greater Minnesota child care crisis ‘not just words’
Mankato Free Press, Nov. 1, 2017

Column: Greater Minnesota strives for economic success
Hutchinson Leader (and other newspapers), Sept. 21, 2017

Region Nine director to lead statewide partnership
Mankato Free Press (and other newspapers), Aug. 23, 2017

Leaders in Greater Minnesota have ongoing worry about unmet needs
Star Tribune, Aug. 5, 2017

Minnesota housing needs high-level attention
Star Tribune, July 28, 2017

Legislative priorities for rural Minnesota: Local Government Aid to foster and secure growth
Grand Forks Herald, March 19, 2017

Bill could bring more rental housing to Worthington
Worthington Daily Globe, Feb. 17, 2017

‘For Rent’ signs needed bring jobs to Greater Minnesota?
Session Daily, Feb. 15, 2017

Workforce housing bill would give tax credits to developers
Albert Lea Tribune, Feb. 14, 2017

GMNP Press Release: Bill offers solution to workforce housing shortage in Greater Minnesota
Feb. 9, 2017

Rural broadband fight to continue in Minnesota’s 2017 legislative session
Mankato Free Press, Jan. 3, 2017

Good jobs, zero bedrooms
Twin Cities Business, Aug. 31, 2016

Reader opinion: Leadership could have been historic
Brainerd Dispatch, June 10, 2016

Legislature strikes out on broadband
Austin Daily Herald, June 9, 2016

Senate passes $85M in broadband investment
Albert Lea Tribune, April 29, 2016

Lawmakers promised to support Greater Minnesota
Grand Rapids Herald Review, April 29, 2016

Broadband funding fight heats up in Legislature
Mankato Free Press, April 27, 2016

Editorial: It’s time to invest in broadband, transportation
West Central Tribune, April 23, 2016

Minnesota logging in?
Austin Daily Herald, April 3, 2016

Broadband grants deserve priority in Minnesota
Star Tribune, April 1, 2016

A battle for broadband: Counties talk need for funding, partnerships and changes in regulations
Worthington Daily Globe, March 28, 2016

States, cities tackle housing crisis for low, moderate income families
KTOO Public Media, Feb. 25, 2016

Broadband funding in political spotlight
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Dec. 14, 2015

LGA, broadband, workforce housing among top priorities for upcoming legislative session
Albert Lea Tribune, Oct. 27, 2015

Greater Minnesota Partnership sets policy positions for 2016
Perham Focus, Oct. 18, 2015

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith: Rural broadband will build economy that works for all Minnesotans
New Ulm Journal, Aug. 12, 2015

Broadband promises come easily; but not action
Mesabi Daily News, July 13, 2015

Legislature ignored Greater MN, advocates say
KAAL, June 25, 2015

Sen. Kent Eken fights MPCA, says costs could break Greater MN cities
Forum News, June 21, 2015

Municipal officials, rural lobbyists blame lawmakers for poor Greater Minnesota session
Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2015

Coalition says Legislature did very little for Greater Minnesota
Detroit Lakes Tribune, June 21, 2015

Our view: Outstate gets small wins at Capitol
Mankato Free Press, June 21, 2015

Outstate interest groups say Minnesota Legislature disappointed them
Star Tribune, June 20, 2015

Greater Minnesota officials not pleased
Mesabi Daily News, June 19, 2015

’15 session: Greater Minnesota loses, advocates say
Marshall Independent, June 19, 2015

Agreement lacking on Legislature Greater Minnesota accomplishments
Forum News, June 19, 2015

Was special session good for Greater Minnesota?
Detroit Lakes Tribune, June 17, 2015

With session over, did rural Minnesota’s GOP bet pay off?
MPR, June 16, 2015

Our view: Priorities, nonmetro Minnesota snubbed in legislative session
Duluth News-Tribune, June 14, 2015

Our opinion: Special session gives rural Minnesota one last chance
Grand Forks Herald, May 28, 2015

What Greater Minnesota got out of the 2015 legislative session
MinnPost, May 22, 2015

How the Legislature is cheating Greater Minnesota on broadband
MinnPost, May 13, 2015

Our view: GOP must show more for outstate
Mankato Free Press, April 28, 2015

As Austin grows, community finds itself in need of housing
Austin Daily Herald, April 26, 2015

At Minnesota Capitol, GOP hits major snags in playing to rural base
Star Tribune, April 25, 2015

Our view: Don’t ignore needs of Greater Minnesota
Winona Daily News, April 23, 2015

No Minnesotan wins if state’s largest cities take budget hit
Star Tribune, April 22, 2015

Editorial: More bucks for broadband
Worthington Daily Globe, April 20, 2015

Our opinion: Don’t forget work for Greater Minnesota
Fergus Falls Journal, April 20, 2015

State cuts would hamper rural access to Internet
Star Tribune, April 20, 2015

Gary Evans and Dan Dorman: Greater Minnesota may be used to slow Internet, but it’s fed up with slow legislators
Grand Forks Herald, April 19, 2015 (also in Duluth News Tribune)

Kevin Wald: In today’s instant culture, businesses need reliable high-speed Internet
Grand Forks Herald, April 19, 2015 (also in Duluth News Tribune)

Our opinion: Spread broadband’s benefits across Minnesota
Grand Forks Herald, April 19, 2015

House GOP adds broadband funding to budget proposal
Associated Press, April 17, 2015

Our view – Broadband: Senate funding still falls short
Duluth News Tribune, April 17, 2015

Our view: Follow through on broadband pledge
Duluth News Tribune, April 16, 2015

Editorial: Minnesota needs to invest in broadband
West Central Tribune, April 16, 2015

Funding rural broadband: It should be an opportunity for bipartisan agreement
Timberjay, April 16, 2015

Our opinion: Don’t forget work for Greater Minnesota
Austin Daily Herald, April 16, 2015

Broadband grants are on odd target for GOP cuts
Star Tribune, April 15, 2015

Sparks bill would secure $40M for housing projects
Austin Daily Herald, April 14, 2015

Editorial: Housing a priority
Worthington Daily Globe, April 14, 2015

Our view: State can’t back out of broadband effort
Rochester Post-Bulletin, April 14, 2015

Editorial: GOP disses broadband in committee
Mesabi Daily News, April 13, 2015

Editorial: Don’t forget Greater Minnesota
Albert Lea Tribune, April 13, 2015

Broadband funds out, complaints come in
Forum News, April 11, 2015

To a strong rural economy
Worthington Daily Globe, April 5, 2015

Legislative lobbyists for Greater Minnesota look toward final push at 2015 session end
Grand Rapids Herald Review, April 4, 2015

Rural towns, businesses join forces to help workers live closer to their jobs
MinnPost, March 27, 2015

Chapulis testifies to state committee
Worthington Daily Globe, March 26, 2015

Editorial: Housing, highways for vibrant growth
Hutchinson Leader, March 25, 2015

New PCA oversight considered by environment committee
Session Daily, Feb. 26, 2015

Tina Smith: High-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Grand Forks Herald, Feb. 26, 2015 (also appeared in other papers)

Legislation promotes business growth in rural areas
Osakis Review, Feb. 24, 2015

Witnesses testify about ‘absolute crisis’ in workforce, housing
Forum News, Feb. 23, 2015

Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Faribault Daily News, Feb. 20, 2015 (also appeared in other papers)

Lawmakers seek final say on water quality rules
MPR, Feb. 20, 2015

Our view: Housing conversations need to continue
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Feb. 17, 2015

Why lawmakers want to fundamentally change how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency does business
MinnPost, Feb. 16, 2015

Eken, Fabian sponsor bills on environmental peer review
Crookston Times, Feb. 13, 2015

Help proposed for cities in housing, job crunch
Alexandria Echo Press, Feb. 13, 2015

Greater Minnesota officials seek apartment-building aid
Forum News, Feb. 10, 2015

Is this the rural session? Greater Minnesota leaders push broadband, workforce, job training
Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 21, 2015

Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
Worthington Daily Globe, Jan. 21, 2015

Reaching out for rural Minnesota
Marshall Independent, Jan. 21, 2015

Our view: Outstate agenda gain momentum
Mankato Free Press, Jan. 21, 2015

Greater Minnesota group outlines agenda
Mesabi Daily News, Jan. 21, 2015

Rural Minnesota seeks funding for transportation, Internet, housing and more
Grand Forks Herald, Jan. 21, 2015

Outstate Coalition makes its ask
Star Tribune, Jan. 20, 105

Dayton, lawmakers, special interests eye the budget
MPR, Jan. 20, 2015

Rural lawmakers to press housing, jobs, water issues as legislative session gets under way
MPR News, Jan. 5, 2015

Our view: Too many areas of the state still need connection
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Dec. 31, 2014

Will GOP find a way to repay voters in rural Minnesota?
Star Tribune, Dec. 7, 2014

Statement from Dan Dorman, executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership, regarding Gov. Dayton’s statement that rural broadband will be a spending priority given the budget surplus
GMNP Press Release, Dec. 5, 2014

Minnesota divided in terms of access to high-speed Internet
Pioneer Press, Nov. 28, 2014

Funding for broadband, job training on rural Minnesota’s wish list
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Nov. 26, 2014

More rural broadband cited as top priority
Mesabi Daily News, Nov. 17, 2014

Business and community leaders: 2015 session provides a unique opportunity to deliver for Greater Minnesota
GMNP Press release, Nov. 13, 2014

Broadband Up North: Legislature needs to keep up the momentum (Letter to the Editor)
Star Tribune, Sept. 25, 2015

Gary Evans receives ‘Friend of the CGMC’ award
Winona Daily News, Aug. 30, 2014

Legislature delivers for several local projects
Albert Lea Tribune, May 25, 2014

State funding for speedy Internet a ‘first step’
Star Tribune, May 24, 2014

$283M later, budget bill wraps in wee hours
Politics in Minnesota, May 16, 2014

For rural Minnesota broadband boosters, $20M makes  a start
Pioneer Press (Associated Press story), May 15, 2014

Rural broadband could get $20M
St. Cloud Times, May 15, 2014

Our view: Senate should free broadband funding hostage
Mankato Free Press, April 27, 2014

We need broadband expansion
Mesabi Daily News, April 26, 2014

Broadband expansion pushed by coalition
Wahpeton Daily News, April 25, 2014

Supporters look to MN Senate for broadband funding
Marshall Independent, April 25, 2014

Push for broadband funding continues
West Central Tribune, April 24, 2014

Lawmakers urged to fund broadband upgrade
Mankato Free Press, April 24, 2014

Gary Evans’ Letter to the Editor
Star Tribune, April 18, 2014 (on page 2)

Annandale watches as lawmakers mull broadband funds
St. Cloud Times, April 15, 2014

Interview with GMNP lobbyist Mike Miller
Voice of Alexandria, April 15, 2014 (go to 2:45 in the audio clip)

Money should be put into broadband
Fergus Falls Journal, April 14, 2014

Political Notebook: Dayton now willing to support broadband fund
Rochester Post-Bulletin, April 14, 2014

Progress MN: The Greater Minnesota Partnership
Finance & Commerce, April 11, 2014

Mayor: Expanded broadband ‘absolutely critical’
Fergus Falls Journal, April 7, 2014

Governor: Back broadband now
Mesabi Daily News, March 28, 2014

Scandia, like other small towns, seeks better Internet access
Pioneer Press, March 27, 2014

Editorial: Invest in high-speed broadband access
Worthington Daily Globe, March 24, 2014

Our view: Need for broadband Internet access is great, and the money is there
Duluth News Tribune, March 23, 2014

Greater Minnesota broadband: An energizing effort
Star Tribune, March 21, 2014

Our view: Broadband expansion key to growth
Mankato Free Press, March 21, 2014

Editorial: Fund rural Minnesota broadband
Park Rapids Enterprise, March 19, 2014

State would benefit from sizable broadband fund
Star Tribune, March 19, 2014

Counterpoint: ‘Broadband’ and ‘boondoggle’ don’t belong together
Star Tribune, March 18, 2014

Editorial: Time has come for broadband
Austin Daily Herald, March 15, 2014

Editorial: No more waiting for broadband
Albert Lea Tribune, March 14, 2014

Forum editorial: Fund rural Minnesota broadband
Fargo Forum, March 14, 2014

Matt Schmit: Minnesota can and should create broadband fund now
Grand Forks Herald, March 14, 2014

Editorial: Time of invest in outstate broadband, outstate families and businesses need it
West Central Tribune, March 13, 2014

Our view: Rural broadband short-circuited
Litchfield Independent Review, March 12, 2014

Preview: Border to Border Broadband (video)
Minnesota Senate DFL, March 12, 2014

Push for rural broadband continues without governor’s backing
MPR News, March 12, 2014

Gary Evans: Take action on broadband
Winona Daily News, March 12, 2014

Editorial: Rural broadband short-circuited
Hutchinson Leader, March 12, 2014 (also published in the Litchfield Independent Review)

Broadband: The state’s economic imperative
Star Tribune, March 10, 2014

Many in Minnesota River Valley still lack access to broadband Internet
St. Peter Herald, March 10, 2014

View Point: Act now to bring broadband to Greater Minnesota
Grand Forks Herald, March 5, 2014

Our view: Broadband access is an infrastructure necessity
Rochester Post-Bulletin, March 4, 2014

Kenyon: Lack of broadband crippling Greater Minn. communities
Kenyon Leader, March 3, 2014

Campaign launched at Capitol for $100M broadband investment
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Feb. 28, 2014

Minnesota looks at funding rural high-speed Internet expansion
Pioneer Press, Feb. 28, 2014

High-speed hang-ups: Bill aims for faster Internet in Greater Minnesota
Rick Kupchella’s Bring Me the News, Feb. 28, 2014

Lawmakers, consumers seek rural broadband expansion
KARE 11, Feb. 27, 2014

Rural leaders: Lack of broadband crippling Greater MN communities
GMNP Press Release, Feb. 27, 2014

Kenyon: This land needs broadband
Kenyon Leader, Feb. 5, 2014

Survey: Broadband expansion trumps other needs in Greater Minnesota
MPR News Blog, Jan. 24, 2014

SV EDA hosts guest speaker, elects new president
Spring Valley Tribune, Jan. 14, 2014

Regional meetings to focus on economic health of Greater Minnesota
Mesabi Daily News, Dec. 2, 2013

Leaders to gather in FF to discuss stimulating economic growth
Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Dec. 2, 2013

Greater Minnesota Partnership meets in Worthington
Worthington Daily Globe, Nov. 1, 2013

The Greater Minnesota Economy (video)
Lakeland Public Television, Oct. 29, 2013

Greater Minnesota Partnership to meet
Worthington Daily Globe, Oct. 28, 2013

Gary Evans: Better broadband access in Greater Minnesota would benefit Bemidji
Bemidji Pioneer, Oct. 25, 2013

Regional meeting to address economic growth in outstate Minnesota
Brainerd Dispatch, Oct. 20, 2013

Wishlists for working: Lobbyists for rural Minnesota hear what Bemidji businesses want
Bemidji Pioneer, Oct. 19, 2013

The Greater Minnesota Partnership brought state and city leaders from across region to Bemidji (video)
Lakeland Public Television, Oct. 18, 2013

Greater Minnesota Partnership hosting input meeting Friday at Prairie’s Edge
West Central Tribune, Oct. 10, 2013

Bemidji to host Greater Minnesota regional meeting
Bemidji Pioneer, Oct. 8, 2013

Greater Bemidji partners up: Group throws hat into lobbying ring by joining statewide effort
Bemidji Pioneer, Sept. 23, 2013

Pioneer Viewpoints: A louder voice for rural Minnesota
Bemidji Pioneer, Sept. 16, 2013

Dan Dorman Editorial: Greater Minnesota needs to speak up
Albert Lea Tribune, Aug. 28, 2013

Greater Minnesota bands together
Mankato Free Press, Aug. 1, 2013