STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Divide remains between rural Republicans, House leaders
By Danielle Killey
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Rep. Paul Marquart stood side-by-side Tuesday introducing House Democrats education funding plan.
Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, praised Marquarts work... Posted on 4/29/13 at 10:25 AM
HEALTHBEAT Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care.
But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne... Posted on 10/17/12 at 3:42 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Old-School China = Bone-Breaking Pressure
In China around 1000 years ago, a unique trend began in the area of fashion, custom, and duty. Parents started to tightly wrap the feet of their young daughters so the feet wouldn't grow large. This b... Posted on 8/4/12 at 8:29 AM
NEW PLATEAUS From Educating to Exploring
My teaching term is complete. I'm a freer man and with some money saved can travel around this great, huge country of China. Time to kick this blog into travelogue mode: New Plateaus' Central China ... Posted on 7/3/11 at 11:57 AM
As they campaign, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pretty much ignore rural-specific issues.
It is not that they lack a chance to talk about such issues. Some of the major swing states are heavy on agriculture, and candidates often stop there, with Iowa and Wisconsin two Midwestern cases in point.
The Center for Small Towns, Morris Office of Sustainability, and other partners are working with Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) to hold a public event, "Sustainability in Western Minnesota Listening Session Series."
A new report shows that most city-owned liquor stores in Minnesota turned a good profit in 2010 – although the ones in the metro area are faring better than their rural counterparts.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto released the 2010 Analysis of Municipal Liquor Store Operations this week, which provides comparative data on liquor operations owned and operated by Minnesota cities.
In two short years the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), administered through USDA, has proven to be a solid job creator in rural America. The program provides loan capital and technical assistance grants to small business development organizations to make loans and provide support to startup and existing rural businesses.
Step Larsen, Center for Rural Affairs
, January 14, 2012
A report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs, Connect the Dots: Transmission and Rural Communities, finds that expansion of the electric transmission grid is key to a clean energy future. And an improved grid is necessary to bring more wind energy online, creating rural jobs in both transmission and wind industries.
According to a new report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs, nearly 15 million young adults (19-29 years of age) in America are without health insurance. However, the report estimates that over 12 million of that young adult uninsured population will obtain coverage under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet.
Declining economic conditions typically change the face of student populations on college campuses as individuals who become unemployed after years in the workforce turn to community and technical colleges to update their skills and retrain.
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