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August 8, 2017
ynn Graham sits on his porch in Redwater, Texas, after returning from an appointment at the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, which is 85 miles from his home. The VA is testing new programs to ensure that veterans in rural areas get health care. (Jen Fifield /Statelie)
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
July 21, 2017
More rural America scenes like this is a goal of rural congressmen. This is Minnesota 371 construction work in the summer of 2017 between Nisswa and East Twin Lake. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
July 21, 2017 - 12:36pm
May 10, 2017
Lou Sager has tendered his resignation as sheriff for Lac qui Parle County effective May 15. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
Lac qui Parle County again needs a sheriff
May 10, 2017 - 12:10am
May 2, 2017
Pocomoke High School teacher Brooke Gillespie and senior Rebeka Kline, who plans to study art at a local community college, decorate vacant storefronts in rural Pocomoke City, Md., as part of an after-school program to teach job skills. "After they graduate, there isn't much here" for young people looking for jobs, Gillespie said. (Tim Henderson/The Pew Charitable Trusts/TNS)
Disconnected youth: Out of school and out of work in rural America
May 2, 2017 - 12:56pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
February 11, 2017
KLN Family Brands, a major employer in Perham, will have to replace 15 to 20 employees with vocational skills who plan to retire within the next five years. Forum News Serviceplay button
Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
February 11, 2017 - 9:04am
February 6, 2017
Annette Tait and Katy “Kate” Kassian are a new columnist pair writing about rural America and the connection between rural and urban areas. Special to the Forum
Tait and Kate Take it Rural: Lean, keen, irreverent rural-lovin' machines
February 6, 2017 - 11:30am
December 23, 2016
A little girl who attends day care at the Detroit Lakes Community Center, which pairs with Mahube's Head Start program, builds a milk carton gingerbread house, one of the many activities the kids get to participate in. Kaysey Price/Forum News Service
Communication, regulation changes seen as child care improvement keys
December 23, 2016 - 10:00pm
November 25, 2016
In rural Minnesota, residents facing economic challenges, opportunities
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
March 4, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton speaks Thursday in St. Paul during a media briefing that included (from left) House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. (Forum News Service photo by Mike Longaecker)
Greater Minnesota issues on legislative agenda
March 4, 2016 - 5:15pm
Faster broadband suggested as some rural Minnesota areas remain behind
February 4, 2016 - 9:15pm
December 30, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Christopher Dietzen, also chairman of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, explains proposals to lower drug sentences. The commission approved the plan Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota justice: Shorter drug sentences would even urban-rural disparity
December 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
December 16, 2015
MInnesota Rep. Duane Quam of Byron takes a serious listen to Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, testimony about policy body cameras. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Regulation could price small Minnesota towns out of police body cameras
December 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
December 8, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is pictured in Washington June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Justices skeptical of Texas 'one person, one vote' challenge
December 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
November 27, 2015
Runway. iStock photo
ND, SD cities have some of highest federal subsidies for rural flights
November 27, 2015 - 6:00am