Posted at 9:55 AM on February 22, 2010
by Julia Schrenkler
What does it take to maintain a community? To build one? MPR News is actively working a fresh project called Ground Level, to cover how residents seek paths to improve their communities. The first stop is Baldwin Township, just south of Princeton, Minn. and north of the Twin Cities:
"As the township comes to grips with the consequences of rapid growth--its hopscotch of housing developments, increased road maintenance, the matter of whether to become a city or be annexed by Princeton--residents also are confronting a less tangible question: What exactly is the town's identity?"
* Watch and listen to a slideshow to get one resident's take on the township
* Read and comment on the Ground Level Blog
* Visit the Ground Level: Baldwin Township project page to see maps, read coverage, and better understand the challeges this community faces.