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A steering committee first met in July 2014 and has grown to more than 30 members. Within four months, residents from all demographics submitted over 1600 ideas focusing on what they would like to see developed in our community. No idea was too big or too small. An intern from the urban studies program at Minnesota State University in Mankato was hired to narrow these ideas down to the top 80. Residents were surveyed during the month of February to reduce these ideas to the top 30, with a final round of public voting to determine the top 5-10 ideas in May 2015. By June, committees dedicated to each of these top ideas were formed, and work began to bring these ideas to reality.

Here is the initial list of ideas collected.