The City of Crystal Podcast

A look at the issues and initiatives regarding the City of Crystal, Minnesota, USA.

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Fungi Presentation

Friday Jul 14, 2023

Friday Jul 14, 2023

Minnesota Mycological Society (MMS) President Peter Martignacco gave a presentation about fungi, the Hennepin County Poison Center and more on June 14, 2023. The presentation was part of Environmental Quality Commission’s regular meeting. MMS members educate the public about fungi, assist the Hennepin County Poison Center and much more.

Thursday May 04, 2023

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams presents the 2023 State of the City address.
Mayor Adams talks about the uniqueness of Crystal including its strong, safe neighborhoods; thriving business community; sound financial policies; and how it is working to remain welcoming and inclusive.

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams welcomes council members Nancy LaRoche and Olga Parsons to talk about Crystal's representational structure, the role of city council members, the various levels and responsibilities of government, and the many ways residents can be heard by their representatives.

Friday Jun 04, 2021

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams welcomes Dr. Ramón A. Pastrano, CEO of ImpactLives, a non-profit seeking to transform lives by providing leadership training and experiences to increase self-awareness.
On June 23 Crystal will host a virtual conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion with Crystal citizens. Learn more at

Monday Dec 28, 2020

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams talks with retiring council member Julie Deshler about her 10 years of service that included championing community voices and her key involvement in the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program and Crystal Airport Open House.

Monday Dec 28, 2020

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams, council member Julie Deshler and former resident and City Code Review Task Force member Andrew Richter, share their thoughts on changes in city politics and the importance of being involved and working together.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams and his guest, Crystal City Engineer and Public Works Director Mark Ray, discuss the city's utility services, including the partnerships, planning, infrastructure, costs and funding sources involved.

Wednesday Feb 26, 2020

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams and his guests, council member Nancy LaRoche and Community Development Director John Sutter, discuss the high demand for single-family and multi-family housing in Crystal, and the simplified, less-restrictive development code, designed to maintain the character of neighborhoods.

Thursday Dec 05, 2019

Crystal Mayor Jim Adams and his guest, council member Nancy LaRoche, discuss the history of Crystal budgeting and street assessments, and how to fund the city going forward.

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