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Cooperative Network is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Membership Development Director for its Madison, WI or St. Paul, MN office. Candidate will direct and manage membership development, recruitment, engagement and retention for the organization. Primary responsibilities include member relations and benefits; develop relationships with key...

As a member of the Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax, Cooperative Network continues to push for full repeal of what is an unfair and confusing tax. Cooperative Network recently met with Gov. Walker’s staff and informed them this would be one of our key legislative priorities during the...

The House Taxes Committee acted favorably on a bill last week intended to infuse more funding into the statewide road and bridge system. Cooperative Network testified in support of H.F. 4437, authored by House Transportation Finance Committee Chair Paul Torkelson (R – Hanska), in front of committee members. The legislation...

On April 20, Cooperative Network filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of co-op members whose access to freight rail service stands be threatened. Recently, the Metropolitan Council (Council) filed a petition with the STB asking that they approve an arrangement where the Council would acquire ownership of...

ST. PAUL, Minn. [March 21, 2018] – More than 75 cooperative business directors, managers, and staff met in St. Paul earlier this week for Cooperative Network’s 10th annual Minnesota Co-op Day at the Capitol. Eight cross-sector lobbying groups met with agency commissioners, caucus leaders and more than 40 legislators to...

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