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Local Government


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


NEW Guardianship and Conservatorship Services

Resource Training & Solutions is extremely excited and proud to offer Guardianship and Conservatorship services in Minnesota.


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.


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