Like many communities in the fast-growth "collar" around the Twin Cities, Baldwin Township in Sherburne County faces choices: Control growth? Put more housing on smaller lots? Fix more roads? Incorporate? Annex to nearby Princeton? Keep taxes low? Residents' answers may determine whether a place some consider God's country can retain the characteristics that brought thousands to live there.
MPR News conducted a public forum on these issues on March 4 at Princeton High School. Read more on our blog.
Video: Baldwin Township: A Portrait
Multimedia: Growing Pains: Costs of Unplanned Development
Slideshow: The people of Baldwin Township
Slideshow: A Tour of Baldwin Township