Rice County Board of Commissioner candidates, Dave Miller (District 3), and Steve Underdahl (District 4), respond to questions from the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce. Both are running unopposed in the Nov. 6 election.

Q:What are your goals for the county around economic growth and The Vision 2040?

Q: What is your take on housing needs in Rice County and how does it inspire more housing development?

Q: Counties and the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services are under scrutiny for poor oversight of benefits programs. What are your thoughts on this scrutiny? What should be done to ensure assistance programs are not being taken advantage of?

Q: Is there an action in the last 15 years by Rice County that you believe was a serious mistake and why? Secondly, what do you believe has been the best decision made by the county during this timeframe, and why?

Q: What is your opinion on how the county collaborates with other entities on economic development? How can it improve?

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