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  • Duluth, MN turned brownfield with 4,000 tons of contaminated soil into a new craft brewery

    Duluth, MN, USA

    To properly develop its Canal Park commercial business district, the city of Duluth needed to address the brownfield that had been left untouched for several years. With the help of local non-profit and entrepreneurs, the city was...

    State and local grants
    Pollution Control Agency
  • Transportation Plan Consensus Using Hands-On Public Engagement Strategies in Prior Lake, MN

    Prior Lake, MN, USA

    Stakeholders have debated about intersection improvements on a key highway intersection in Downtown Prior Lake for 15+ years without agreement. To develop a transportation plan the city utilized robust, public engagement that fost...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Scott County, City of Prior Lake, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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    MN Water District and High School Collaborate on Stormwater and Education

    Forest Lake, MN, USA

    A common goal was discovered between multiple organizations in the Forest Lake area to improve both stormwater reuse and stormwater education. The partnership that developed ultimately created a curriculum to teach students about ...

    State and local grants
    Forest Lake Area Schools
  • City of Hopkins builds thriving downtown for pedestrians, bicycles and businesses

    Hopkins, MN, USA

    The City of Hopkins used a corridor visioning plan sensitive to the rich downtown history and the multimodal connection opportunities of the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) station to draw new visitors to the area and create ...

    Grants
    State and local grants
  • US Bank Stadium West Plaza Stormwater Solution

    The US Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium and the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. The plaza located near the Stadium is predominantly paved with some landscaping along the edges and a bike path that bisects the plaza. Th...