Fort Ripley mushroom farm continues to grow and bloom

Matt Ratliff and his wife Chrissy are not originally from the Fort Ripley area. In fact, they grew up in St. Cloud with little to no agricultural background. However, that hasn’t kept them from becoming one of the most productive mushroom farms in the state of Minnesota while also developing a business as suppliers of […]

National audience for Home for Generations project

The city of Coon Rapids’ Home for Generations project had a national audience last week. It was chosen by the Alliance for Innovation in Government, based in Phoenix, Arizona, to be showcased at the alliance’s 2016 Transforming Local Government conference, which took place in tandem with the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in St. […]

Bloomington wins national tap water taste test

Bloomington was named “Best of the Best” in the Tap Water Taste Test. The competition was composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America and held at American Water Works Association’s annual conference in Chicago. Bloomington received “Best in Glass” honors from the Minnesota section of the AWWA in 2015, earning the right […]

Home sweet home for Elk River honey bees

Honey bees and butterflies looking for a home will soon have more than 9 new acres in Elk River to settle into. It’s all thanks to Great River Energy, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the city of Elk River and their shared commitment to helping pollinators. Together the organizations are re-establishing pollinator-friendly habitat on the […]