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Launched in 2014 by journalist Sean Baker, Med City Beat is an independent news source covering government, business and culture in Rochester, Minnesota.

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The Next Step: What can Rochester do to address affordable housing?

The Next Step: What can Rochester do to address affordable housing?

Introducing "The Next Step" — a new series where we ask local leaders and community members to weigh in on the issues of the day. More than a diagnosis of a problem, we are seeking out potential solutions and pushing the conversation forward. Join the discussion on Facebook.

Our first topic: Housing

What steps can we take as a community to ensure quality housing is within reach for our growing workforce? Are there programs or initiatives you support? What would it take to put these solutions into practice? Is progress already being made?



Cover: Aerial view of a neighborhood in south Rochester / Photo taken aboard a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor plane

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 Remembering the power of unions and collective action this Labor Day

Remembering the power of unions and collective action this Labor Day