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Met Council earns top credit ratings

The ratings, Aaa/MIG-1 from Moody's, and AAA/SP1+ from Standard & Poor's, are the highest possible and awarded to a very limited number of entities nationally.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Water supply partnerships benefit region

A new report describes the many positive outcomes from the Minnesota Legislature’s decision in 2005 to give regional water supply planning responsibilities to the Met Council.

Date: Monday, November 23, 2020

Governor Walz signs bonding law

The $1.9 billion bonding bill provides critical funding for investments in rapid bus lines, grants to address clean water in the wastewater system, and grants for regional parks and trails.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Rethinking areas of concentrated poverty

Local research has shown that deficit-based narratives can stigmatize neighborhoods and negatively impact the investments that decision-makers are willing to make in them.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Council awards grants for housing near transit

The grant awards help make it possible for people to live near transit services that help them get to jobs, school, appointments, shopping, and other destinations.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Comment on the draft parks plan via video

In addition to the usual methods of hearing responses from residents across the region, we invite you to comment via short videos about our draft parks update.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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