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
HEALTHBEAT 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... Posted on 10/17/12 at 3:42 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA 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... Posted on 8/4/12 at 8:29 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING 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... Posted on 8/17/11 at 6:00 AM
LUVERNE — The owners of Luverne-based Rural Energy Marketing (REM) will go before the Vermillion, S.D., City Council later this month to tout their proposal to construct an estimated $80 million biodiesel plant about a mile west of town.
JACKSON — As a community service project, Federated Rural Electric employees are launching a drive for overseas troops. Members are asked to drop off items that could make life more like home for troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
MARSHALL — Four area individuals have been selected as participants in the next Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Program class.
Joe VanderKooi, a dairy and crop producer from rural Worthington; Louise Worm, an ag science teacher from Lakefield; Doug Westerman, Red Rock Rural Water System operations manager from Windom, and Monica Anderson, a corn and soybean producer from Walnut Grove, were among the 32 members selected for the class.
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