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City of Rochester will have two new representatives on DMC board in 2019

City of Rochester will have two new representatives on DMC board in 2019

Changes are coming to the board overseeing Destination Medical Center.

The board held its last meeting of 2018 on Tuesday. It was also the final meeting for Mayor Ardell Brede and Council Member Mark Hickey, both of whom are retiring from their elected positions at the end of the year.

Brede’s seat on the board will be taken over by Kim Norton, who won Rochester’s mayoral election earlier this month. As for Hickey’s spot, Council President Randy Staver is recommending that Council Member Nick Campion be designated the council representative on the board.

Per DMC legislation, two of the board’s eight members must be representatives of the city. Other appointments come from the governor (four), Olmsted County (one) and Mayo Clinic (one). R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis, currently chairs the board.

In a speech in Rochester last month, Rybak said the board will make affordable housing and transportation top priorities in 2019.

Cover photo: Left to right, Campion and Norton

Kahler to undergo $30 million in renovations

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Mayo Clinic receives largest gift in history

Mayo Clinic receives largest gift in history