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Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
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'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
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Pine to Palm
February 10, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Franken talks rural health care woes
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is taking on rural health care in his second term. The Minnesota Democrat is co-chairman of the Senate Rural Health Caucus and has traveled the state discussing the topic. “The conversations were vivid and personal, but also immensely practical,” Franken told...
February 10, 2016 - 11:05am
January 20, 2016
DFL, GOP agree on goals for rural MN, but differ on how to reach them
Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats unveiled...
January 20, 2016 - 9:51am
September 9, 2015
Many rural Minnesota counties lack immediate child abuse aid
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota counties are struggling to meet new state requirements aimed at quicker response to child abuse allegations. At...
September 9, 2015 - 8:40am
July 31, 2015
Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are still prevalent, and in many cases getting worse. Over the past several years the Center for Rural Affairs has documented these issues in a series of reports. The most...
July 31, 2015 - 5:25am
July 2, 2015
USDA VAPG program helps thousands of farmers, ranchers
Whether enabling dairy farmers to expand their line of product offerings or helping farm families start businesses for unique products or providing capital for the creation of farm-identity preserved regional supply chains, USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program has been...
July 2, 2015 - 5:05am
June 30, 2015
Franken: Rural health needs intensive care
An aging workforce is one of the problems U.S. Sen. Al Franken encountered when he crisscrossed Minnesota to examine the state's rural health. "We...
June 30, 2015 - 8:57am
June 19, 2015
Agreement lacking on greater Minnesota accomplishments in Legislature
ST. PAUL — It has been a week since the Minnesota Legislature went into overtime and finished passing the state budget, but talk about how...
June 19, 2015 - 8:52am
May 1, 2015
New challenges facing rural people in coming years
Reflecting upon the work of the Center for Rural Affairs, I think it’s an exciting time in rural America, with growing opportunities in sustainable farming, clean energy, healthcare, and small business. As a new Community Development Financial Institute we’re building capacity...
May 1, 2015 - 5:45am
February 23, 2015
Thanks to rural influx, GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL -- If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county metro area and into the countryside. The new rural-dominated House Republican majority is putting outstate issues at the top of its agenda,...
February 23, 2015 - 5:05am
January 28, 2015
Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. "This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier communities," Shauna...
January 28, 2015 - 3:12pm
March 12, 2013
Minnesota leading way in telecommuting
WILLMAR — Telecommuting remains slow to catch on in rural Minnesota, but observers see potential for it to grow. Many workers are interested in having the option of working from home at least some of the time, said Cameron Macht, regional labor market analyst with the Minnesota...
March 12, 2013 - 8:07am
June 14, 2011
Minnesota town is "Little Scandinavia"
KARLSTAD, Minn. -- The Nordhem restaurant that opened Monday has a fitting name. Nordhem is Swedish for "northern home." Small town residents'...
June 14, 2011 - 8:32am
October 27, 2008
Economy trumps rural issues
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Barack Obama visited Wisconsin and did not mention agriculture, despite being surrounded by corn and soybean fields, with cranberry bogs just down the road. Sen. John McCain has been in Upper Midwestern states several times, also all but ignoring rural topics. During...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Franken highlights rural plans
ST. PAUL - Two E's -- energy and education -- are key to keeping rural Minnesota vibrant, Al Franken said. The Democratic U.S.
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Rural communities seek ministers
Exploring Rural Ministry, a national Fund for Theological Education, offers a learning event for students and seminarians considering a call to pastoral ministry in underserved rural areas. The seminar is Oct. 3-5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mount St. Benedict Convent and the MICAH...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am