Med City Beat is an independent news source covering government, business and culture in Rochester, Minnesota.

Est. 2014

Our Team

Sean Baker Editor

Bryan Lund Reporter

Isaac Jahns Reporter

William Forsman Photographer

DMC Special Report: Note from the editor

This report was produced by the Med City Beat in collaboration with a group of five talented students from the University of Minnesota Rochester.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their insight about our community's future. We would especially like to express our appreciation to the following people for their help with this project:

  • Claire Walling
  • Kim Sin
  • Lucy Lampland
  • Ryan Harren
  • Krista Lewis
  • Bronson Lemer
  • AJ Montpetit
  • Catie Fox
  • Heather Nessler

We also want to acknowledge the outstanding work done by Tyler Aug of The Rochester Experience in producing our feature video; the creativity expressed by local students in their designs of our future city; and the financial support from our sponsors, as well as the 96 different Kickstarter backers who helped keep this site going.

Rochester is a dynamic place and I feel privileged to have a voice in this community. We hope you enjoy interacting with this project as much as we enjoyed the process of creating it.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me


Sean Baker

Founder, The Med City Beat

Left to right: Sean, Peter, Elizabeth, Alex, Glen & Nitya

DMC Special Report: Transportation