RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave... Posted on 10/25/13 at 5:10 AM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA 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... Posted on 8/13/13 at 8:11 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 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... Posted on 8/12/13 at 10:35 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 9:25 AM
As the lone doctor to live and work in this Red River Valley community of about 1,700, Dr. Jeff Peterson is woven into the fabric of the city, knowing his patients and their families as well as he knows their health records.
Scratch very deeply and it becomes clear that generating economic development -- jobs -- lies beneath almost all the conversations about rural America. And five fields in particular tend to excite people: local food, health care, arts, renewable energy and technology.
A town of 5,000, Montevideo is one of many built along railroad tracks that suffered as farms became larger and more mechanized and as television and cars presented options other than the theater and grocery store downtown. But lately, there is a new vibrancy here—a bustling main street, an influx of Latino residents starting businesses and a focus on art and conversation that drew a young native to return to make a feature film.
In Hewitt, a prairie town of 266 people almost exactly in the middle of Minnesota, moving forward looks a lot like stepping backward. Every fall for the past three years, the city has hosted Barter Fest, an outdoor swap festival.
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).
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