City of Grand Rapids

https://sites.google.com/site/itascaenvironment/earth-circle

Earlier this week we talked about the overabundance of plastic bags in the world.  Barb Veit and Pat Helmberger are experts when it comes to plastic bags - they've been working for years to get people to reuse cloth bags.  They came in to talk about the current legislation that would lift the ban on cities banning plastic bags on their own. 

From the House of Representatives site:

https://www.nps.gov/articles/the-nineteenth-amendment.htm

This weekend on The Give and Take (Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 8pm)  we look back out our new series of 2018 - Strong Women. 

Jesse Davis is a local real estate agent with Move It Real Estate Group and he hosts On the House - our monthly program about homes, housing and buying/selling real estate.  This month we looked at rental housing and talked with Barb Sanderson and Housing and Redevelopment Director Diane Larson about the outcomes from their rental housing task force.

https://www.cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/82-civic-center-expansion-articles/792-master-plan

Lack of childcare in rural MN is widespread and complex.  Often deemed as just a family issue, it affects the health of a small community and its ability to grow and welcome new workers to the regioin. 

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