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Continued: Mayo proposal is one of necessary vision

  • Article by: PAUL OLSON
  • Last update: March 28, 2013 - 7:24 PM

One last thing to think about is “class.” Mayo has not threatened to move out of state if it fails to get infrastructure funding. It’s been a class act, unlike a few professional-sports team owners. Sure, Mayo has many suitors for the expansion, but it will never pull up stakes — 20-story buildings are difficult to move.

The true significance of the Mayo-Rochester partnership is that it should stand tall as a model for other communities to identify their assets and leverage them to the maximum in partnership with highly capable partners. This could be the new Minnesota Miracle.

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Paul Olson, of St. Paul, is a former president of the Blandin Foundation. He is at pmolson27@hotmail.com.

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