Roland “Rollie” Nissen

Legislative and Membership Committees

(term through January 2026)

Retired Kandiyohi County Commissioner.

Where are you located?
I am located in Willmar, Minnesota.

How are you involved with the Coalition?
Previously served on the legislative committee, but have been involved because of my previous role as Kandiyohi County Commissioner. Just beginning to serve as Highway 23 Coalition Board Member.

What do you do outside of the Coalition work? Where do you work?
After a decision not to run for reelection to the County Board, I am semiretired, however, I still serve my community as a special needs School Bus driver for the Willmar School District.

Why do you support the Coalition? What makes you so passionate about this work?

As a County Commissioner, I served on a highway 23 committee within the County. Early in my 1st term, a group from our County attended a fly-in to D.C. regarding transportation. In a meeting with Federal Transportation Officials, as we were reviewing a map of Minnesota, it occurred to me that Hwy 23 was the perfect connector between Sioux Falls and Duluth. I realized the importance of that Corridor, not only for Agriculture, (my formative background)but also as the only SW to NE route through our state for manufactured goods and tourism.
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