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Cities and Counties


Mental Health Awareness Month

May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness, reducing stigma, and fostering support for mental health issues.


Vol. 5: The Central Connection

Check out Volume 5 of The Central Connection, your place for regional news, events, and information.


Celebrating Social Workers!

March is National School Social Work Month!


Safe Spaces, Secure Futures

Trust Resource Training & Solutions for Expert Safety Measures in All of Your Renovation Projects!


Player Tested, Hockey Mom Approved!

Thanks to The Retrofit Companies and Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC), Andover Community Center now boasts upgraded lighting with consistent levels and convenient controls. Learn about how CPC's streamlined procurement process made it all possible.


Hiller Commercial Floors: Special Services

CPC has a contract for Carpet and Resilient Flooring with Hiller Commercial Floors. They offer a broad assortment of carpet, carpet tile, rubber base, vinyl base, sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Hiller also offers special services that are available to CPC members. 


Get to Know our Guardianship & Conservatorship Team!

RTS is proud to offer Guardianship and Conservatorship in Minnesota. Our team of dedicated professionals brings diverse expertise and a shared commitment to compassion to the individuals they serve. Join us as we get to know more about our dedicated team of Guardian and Conservators!


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 21st marks School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota!


National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

We extend our deep appreciation to the School Resource Officers (SROs) across our region for their remarkable contributions to the students and schools they serve


Happy Holidays

Season's greetings from the Resource Training & Solutions team! As the year draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a season filled with peace, joy, and prosperity.


It's Time to Renew Your Membership!

Invoices for your Resource Training & Solutions membership have been mailed!


Health & Safety

Health and safety leaders look to Resource for everything from performing safety inspections and analyzing samples to advising on issues and delivering training. We’re not just delivering the tools, we’re creating them.


Guardian & Conservator Services

Our services are carried out with compassion, ethics, and respect to ensure the highest quality of care for the individuals we serve.‍


Resilience and Mental Health Services

NEW to 2023 we are providing professional learning and training centered around resilience and mental health to cities, counties, and other governmental agencies!‍


Guardianship & Conservatorship Services

Providing a person-centered approach to all of the individuals we serve.


Maximizing Resources for Members!

Did you know Resource Training & Solutions offers a variety of services across central Minnesota for cities, counties, and other governmental agencies?


LTFM Reporting and Facility Planning Just Got Easier!

ICS has developed an innovative web-based tool that simplifies facility planning. In a nutshell, it helps deliver a clear funding analysis, prioritizes replacement scheduling, and provides current repair costs for your peace of mind, and makes planning simple.


Cooperative Purchasing Connection

From classroom supplies to building infrastructure to technology, Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) has the products and services that you’ll need this year.


City Services

Resource Training & Solutions strives to provide services for cities that cities actually want and need. City Services SPOTLIGHT: Financial & Technical Assistance program


Honoring 31 Years of Outstanding Service

Resource Board Member, Jeannette Kester, was honored with the Outstanding Service Award at the Minnesota Service Cooperative Annual Board of Directors Conference.


Cooperative Purchasing Connection Updated Contract Catalog

Check out the updated contract catalog from the Cooperative Purchasing Connection!


Meet Our New Financial Service Specialist!

We are very excited to welcome Lacey Smieja to the Resource Training & Solutions team!


New Growing Leadership Web Series

In partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, Resource Training & Solutions is excited to offer a two-part Growing Leadership Web Series. Designed to serve the needs of our members, this two-part series aims to support local government staff and leaders.


Fostering Success with Personal Resiliency

As we gear up for the October launch of the 2020-21 Growing Leadership in Local Government Cohort, we are excited to share the first installment into our Growing Leadership monthly series. We hope you are able to take away some knowledge, insight, and inspiration from the content each month! We look forward to seeing all cohort participants in October!


Resource Looks to Cultivate Growth and Leadership Across the Region

Resource Training & Solutions is excited to offer Growing Leadership in Local Government, our newest leadership program


All Hands on Deck!

Resource honors the cities of St. Michael and Albertville, the STMA School District, and FYCC for their collaborative work on promoting health and wellness within their community.


Fresh. Local. YUMMY!

Produce Grown for the Community by the Community


Finding future leaders in potential “trouble” spots

St. Cloud Youth Leadership Academy


Everyone at the Table: Meaningful Conversations about Mental Health Begin Problem Solving in Region 7E

Effective problem solving involves identifying issues, understanding interests, and evaluating options. That process may be complex, but includes a key step that cannot be bypassed—a meaningful conversation.


Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Knows Healthy and Happy Go Hand-In-Hand


Pine County, East Central Schools, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Recognized with the Bridge Award for Development of Project RISE

Rising Up to Support Students and Families in Pine County: Pine County, East Central Schools, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe develop a restorative justice approach.