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SEMLM News and Recent Meeting materials


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Annual Meeting 

Hosted by City of Rochester

January 30th, 2024

5:00 to 8:30pm


Register at 

 5pm - Social time 

 6pm - Dinner  

 7pm - Presentations

  • Business Action Items

  • Recognition for Legislative Authors of 2024 SEMLM Bill Requesting state appropriation to fund Water and Wastewater Operator Training Programs at Riverland Community College

  • SMIF President Tim Penny - New Matching Grant Program for Cities, Input from cities needed

  • Thomas Ruter, Hamline PhD project on City election write-ins, Opportunity for city participation in project

  • City voting on 2024 Legislative Policies

  • City voting to rank 2024 legislative policies



SEMLM Summer Event

at Wabasha on June 29

City Street Funding Changes and New Programs Update

MNDOT Ted Shoenecker, Assistant Division Director for State Aid and Statewide Radio

  • Small Cities Assistance Account

  • New Larger Cities Assistance Account

  • Other Transportation News

  • See Ted's Powerpoint presentation given June 29 , click here: 





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Southeast MN Economic Study

In the news:

Through a grant appropriation from DEED, in early 2018 SEMLM and CEDA engaged HR&A Advisors, Inc. to conduct a study to understand the economic growth facing cities and counties in Southeast Minnesota. The Southeast Minnesota Economic Impact Study aims to provide communities in the eight-county region with long-range population, employment, and economic forecasts at the county- and region-wide scales. These forecasts will equip municipalities, counties, and the Region with quality data that can inform long-range planning, guiding important municipal and county decision making for things like investment in new infrastructure and public works, municipal services and schools, land use planning, and strategic downtown planning, in addition to regional considerations about transportation investment and housing growth. With a clearer understanding of the future population and economy of Southeast Minnesota, the Region can work to ensure that this growth is equitable and sustainable, serving all residents and workers.

Link to Study Report    

Link to Study Data

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