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Post Bulletin
     August 22, 2018      #43-233 PB1 0
 
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Workers construct an apartment building on the site of the former Wicked Moose bar in Southeast Rochester. A new, 70-page report calls for the creation of 300,000 new homes in Minnesota by 2030.
Ken Klotzbach kklotzbach@postbulletin.com
8 takeaways from the housing task force report

By Randy Petersen
rpetersen@postbulletin.com


As a Rochester-based home builder, Mike Paradise knows developers can’t build their way out of the statewide housing shortage by themselves.

“It’s critical to get the whole community involved in this,” said the president of Bigelow Homes, who served on the Governor’s Task Force on Housing.

The task force released a 70-page report on Tuesday, calling for the creation of 300,000 new homes in Minnesota by 2030, as well as public and private investment in preserving existing homes and support for community programs that ...

A moldy BooFest decoration. The Rochester Public Schools Foundation is looking for Halloween-themed decorations after climate control issues led to mold growing on the nonprofit’s decorations. Submitted photo
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Randy Petersen, local government reporter, covering the city of Rochester and Olmsted County, as well as Destination Medical Center efforts. He joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2014.