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January 28, 2015
Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. “This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier communities,” Shauna...
January 28, 2015 - 8:08pm
January 21, 2015
Nursing home officials say lack of state funds hurts residents
ST. PAUL — Minnesota nursing home workers can earn more money by working at Fleet Farm, Dairy Queen and a sugar beet processing plant than...
January 21, 2015 - 8:32pm
January 20, 2015
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL — A pair of Greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:47pm
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area’s average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:36pm
January 15, 2015
Rural Minnesota: poorer and more diverse
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities. For instance,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:18pm
Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting approaching
WORTHINGTON — A growing rural community of nearly 13,000 needs a healthy combination of economic development, strategic planning and community engagement to sustain its success and prepare for the future. Part of this local collection of support services is an organization that...
January 15, 2015 - 8:14pm
January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 1, 2015
ST. PAUL — “Help wanted” signs hang in front of businesses and factories throughout rural Minnesota and in many communities,even if those jobs are filled, workers may not find homes nearby. Training workers and building homes are two parts of the same problem that rural legislators...
January 1, 2015 - 9:38pm
December 25, 2014
Greater MN dominates committees
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who will control the House when the 2015 session begins at noon Jan. 6 have no members from the state’s two largest cities, so there will be no committee...
December 25, 2014 - 8:22pm
December 4, 2014
Southwest Minnesota will be without medical cannabis distribution site
MONTEVIDEO — The two companies chosen to produce medical cannabis in Minnesota will be opening eight distribution sites for patients, with six within an hour’s drive of most Twin Cities metropolitan residents. There are no plans for a distribution site in southwest Minnesota,...
December 4, 2014 - 8:40pm
November 6, 2014
Hamilton up for speaker
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Now that District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton has won re-election, he has a loftier goal in mind: becoming the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, who earned a commanding victory over challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara on Election Day, confirmed...
November 6, 2014 - 9:47pm
November 5, 2014
Rural votes decide Minnesota House control
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton summarized the Republican takeover of the Minnesota House: “This election should be a wakeup call to all state leaders! Do not turn your back on greater Minnesota!!” Indeed, the Mountain Lake Republican legislator’s tweet pointed out, 10 of 11 House...
November 5, 2014 - 8:38pm
GOP take control of Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Victories in greater Minnesota on Tuesday delivered the state House back to GOP control. It was a lonely GOP victory in what otherwise was an election day dominated by Democrats in state races. Republicans picked up DFL seats in many rural areas, helping the GOP pick...
November 5, 2014 - 1:58am
October 30, 2014
Editorial: Vote Hamilton, Schomacker
For the last 10 years, Rod Hamilton has more than ably represented his District 22B constituents in the Minnesota House. He’s now in the midst of seeking his sixth two-year-term, and to get it he’ll have to defeat DFLer Cheryl Avenel-Navara for the second consecutive election....
October 30, 2014 - 9:08pm
October 12, 2014
AgStar fund solicits grant applications
MANKATO — The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is accepting grant applications for programs that enhance the quality of life for rural residents and their communities. Recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 for projects...
October 12, 2014 - 9:20pm