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Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave...
12/6/13 at 6:53 AM Rural Reflections Radio 10/25/13 at 5:10 AM
Rural Reflections Radio 10/6/13 at 7:08 AM
Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies Seeks Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Interested in Potential Project Partnership; Deadline for spring semester is Tuesday, December 10
Entrepreneurs and small business owners can receive valuable help through an opportunity offered by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. CRES i...
11/18/13 at 8:40 AM Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies at the U of M Crookston Seeks Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Interested in Potential Project Partnership 7/30/13 at 8:58 AM
Tastefully Simple Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan Speaking at the U of M, Crookston on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Noon in Kiehle Auditorium 2/13/13 at 1:28 PM
Reflections on Religious History in North Dakota Post 1
Today, I begin a series of posts on the religious history of North Dakota. This series will not be a straight-forward history of first this and then that. Rather, it will be more of a historical colla...
8/13/13 at 8:11 AM
Ag is mostly, but not only, about making money
Farming is first and foremost about making money. Earning as much profit as possible, in an environmentally prudent and sustainable way, is the driving factor in modern agriculture. If you live in a f...
8/12/13 at 10:35 AM
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...
4/29/13 at 9:25 AM Lawmakers look at ways to help rural Minnesota economically 4/8/13 at 3:44 PM
Legislative notebook: Committee passes minimum wage increase 3/7/13 at 6:34 PM
Something in the Water
Had a great time speaking to the Rural Cass Water Users last night. Their annual meeting was held in the beautiful Governors Ballroom of the Days Inn near Casselton, formerly the Governors Inn near Ca...
3/26/13 at 11:12 AM
Rural grants to encourage healthy activity in communities
By Najla Amundson We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced t...
11/2/12 at 9:36 AM How to improve rural access to health care 4/30/12 at 10:26 AM
Caring for Children receives grant 4/18/12 at 3:45 PM
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...
10/17/12 at 2:42 PM Linkworthy 4.0: The overdue edition 6/1/12 at 2:46 PM
The view from the sidewalk 2/17/12 at 11:55 AM
Round Lake, Minnesota: An example of where the job growth should be
When you hear of creating jobs, what comes to mind? A better living for yourself and your family? Having enough money to travel to the places you want to? Paying down or even paying off your debts? ...
10/12/12 at 5:41 AM
Seven national rural health research centers, including Grand Forks Center for Rural Health, designated for 2012-2016
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has announced seven Rural Health Research Centers (RHRCs) for 2012-2016, not six as we reported on Wednesday. The amended and complete list, including ...
9/21/12 at 10:07 AM UND Students to travel North Dakota during ‘alternative’ Spring Break tour starting Monday, March 12 3/8/12 at 2:58 PM
New UND Center for Rural Health director notes challenges ahead for rural populations 11/18/10 at 4:08 PM
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...
8/4/12 at 7:29 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 8:57 AM
Rural Life: Better or Worse?
I've lived in towns with populations as low as 1,300, but I've also lived in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Petersburg (Russia). I've liked living just about everywhere I've lived, and I've especiall...
8/17/11 at 5:00 AM
Strategic Planning Committee begins its work
The North Dakota State University Strategic Planning Committee has begun its work to define the institutions outstanding programs as the campus prepares for the future. The groups initial meeting was ...
3/18/11 at 2:12 PM
I'm so ready for spring. Here it is March 11 and instead of watching the snow melt and the puddles grow bigger, I'm trying to figure out how early I have to leave work to avoid driving ina blizzard. ...
3/11/11 at 9:45 AM In a fog 9/3/09 at 6:59 AM
Back roads bike tour 8/6/09 at 7:16 AM
This morning, with my mom hat tipped slightly to the side, I went about my work as a visiting author, rising earlier than usual to get started on my hour "commute." At a time when I normall...
5/5/09 at 2:50 PM