This week Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the Ely company Wintergreen getting invited to the White House, the derailment of the Polymet Land Swap and visitors headed to Ely who have been blindly following their smartphone directions and have ended up stuck on a rough road that ends up in a mudhole.
We talked with Sheila Haverkamp who is the Executive Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation about how a private-public parternership over 13 years ago has created a fiber optic network that is attracting new people and new businesses to the Brainerd Area.
February 8, 2017
Entrepreneurs find a technology-friendly home in the Brainerd Lakes Area
Our liberal commentator Aaron Brown from Minnesota Brown and our conservative commentator from Strong Towns Chuck Marohn wax nostalgic on department stores of their youth and then move into the impact of the closings of Herbergers Stores across the region.
In our next segment we'll talk about the effects on workers.