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
City hooks into rural water system
WORTHINGTON — Pressure and bacteria testing was under way Wednesday on the new Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water line that will be used to supplement Worthington’s water supply as a result of the ongoing drought.
WORTHINGTON — A pair of issues appearing before Nobles County Commissioners several times in recent years may be on the road to being completed, following board action taken during Tuesday morning’s meeting.
U of M study shows rural areas are growing in 30- to 49-year old age group
WORTHINGTON — A University of Minnesota Extension study released Wednesday shows rural Minnesota is continuing to attract residents in the 30 to 49 age group, according to a study of the U.S. Census data.
Commissioners approve several permits Tuesday
WORTHINGTON — With eight conditional use permits brought before the Nobles County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Environmental Services Director Wayne Smith said the county is “in the midst of a building boom.”
Rural Adrian family selected by Nobles SWCD
ADRIAN — David and Stacy Mente of rural Adrian have been selected as Nobles County’s 2011 Conservationists of the Year by the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature convenes Jan. 4, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker will be appointed to serve on three legislative committees. These committees include: Agriculture and Rural Development Policy; Finance, Health and Human Services Finance; and Judiciary.
MINNEAPOLIS — While Republicans and Democrats spar over extending Bush-era tax breaks for the super-wealthy, another argument is under way in Washington — and this one has the power to devastate middle-income Americans, particularly those in states like Minnesota.
Niel Ritchie, League of Rural Voters
, August 11, 2010
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