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The secret to a wealthy city? Not what - or where - you think it is

Quin Brown @quinlanbrown/VisitDuluth.com

Chances are, every politician you've ever heard run for a local office has talked about big plans, big dreams and big projects.

But Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns says the secret to building a wealthy city isn't big, isn't sexy and in fact, it's small.  And probably one of the last things you'd think.

The Strong Towns Curbside Chat will take place this Friday, May 20. You can find more information here.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.