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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 10:25 AM Lawmakers look at ways to help rural Minnesota economically 4/8/13 at 4:44 PM
Legislative notebook: Committee passes minimum wage increase 3/7/13 at 7:34 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 3:42 PM Linkworthy 4.0: The overdue edition 6/1/12 at 3:46 PM
The view from the sidewalk 2/17/12 at 12:55 PM
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 6:41 AM
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 8:29 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 9:57 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 6:00 AM
From Educating to Exploring
My teaching term is complete. I'm a freer man and with some money saved can travel around this great, huge country of China. Time to kick this blog into travelogue mode: New Plateaus' Central China ...
7/3/11 at 11:57 AM Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain 4/23/11 at 12:33 PM
Yangshuo: Earth's Teeth 4/19/11 at 8:39 AM
1940: Let's Get at the Truth
This editorial on rural electricity from 1940 features a little cursing (a paraphrase of Mark Twain) in the subhead....
4/3/11 at 12:00 AM 1960: Ellsworth Woman Named Top Rural Homemaker 4/4/10 at 1:00 PM
1960: What Will Spacemen Eat? 3/29/10 at 6:00 AM