RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Coffee... Posted on 6/14/13 at 6:23 AM
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
THE DULLUM FILE 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... Posted on 3/26/13 at 12:12 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA 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... Posted on 11/2/12 at 10:36 AM
Full water service was restored Wednesday to nearly 2,500 people in extreme northeastern North Dakota after a washout along a county ditch carved a giant ravine and threatened a rural water line that serves the Pembina County communities of Leroy, Neche, Pembina and Joliette, N.D.
As the session has progressed, Republicans in the Minnesota House — including Reps. Deb Kiel, R-Crookston, and Dan Fabian, R-Roseau, in a recent letter — continue to complain to anyone who will listen that the House DFL majority isn’t standing up for rural Minnesota (“Democratic majority snubs rural Minnesota,” Page A4, April 23).
A North Dakota farm managers and rural appraiser group published its 2012 report recently, indicating an average 46 percent annual jump in North Dakota farm values in 2012, and a 28 percent increase in values in nearby Minnesota counties.
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is heading into the 2013 Legislative Session with the strongest membership our organization has ever had. Now representing 85 cities from every corner of the state— with the recent additions of Fairmont, Little Falls, Slayton and Duluth—our coalition is gaining influence at the Capitol.
Bruce Ahlgren and Suzanne Hilgert
, January 20, 2013
North Dakota Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle appealed Wednesday to state lawmakers to add three new judgeships and additional court employees to keep pace with increased caseloads spurred by the explosion of oil development in the western part of the state.
Rural Minnesota is losing its influence, reports a new study by the Center for Rural Policy and Development. Echoing the concerns of U.S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who a few weeks ago noted the weakening in Washington of rural America's clout, the St. Peter, Minn.-based nonprofit says demographics and other forces threaten to live Main Street Minnesota behind.
Rural Minnesota “has lost its influence in policy discussions that occur in both the private and public sectors,” according to a new study by the nonprofit Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter, Minn.
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.
The government has pumped millions into the USDA's loan programs to help stimulate the housing market in rural America. The low-interest loans are making home ownership possible for people who never imagined they could afford to buy.
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