The Minnesota Design Team drops into tornado-hit Wadena to offer help in redesigning the west central Minnesota town.
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A pilot project put $15,000 into four Minnesota schools to expand their farm-to-school food efforts. Menus were expanded, suppliers found; but obstacles remain.
It seems a financial reality is emerging: if consumers don’t have a lot of money to spend on recreation, they aren’t likely to travel for things they can experience without traveling.
Given time, Minnesota cities can adjust to a future without local government aid, says longtime public official and Humphrey Institute senior fellow Jay Kiedrowski.
Transition Towns, a loose collection of communities focusing on building personal and community resilience in preparation for the bleak economic and energy future they predict, is growing in Minnesota.
The yearly maintenance costs of gravel roads make them appear inefficient, until you consider the capital improvement costs associated with bituminous roads at the middle and end of their lives.
A variety of projects in and around Todd County are adding, little by little, to the area’s local food production.
Todd County’s Healthy Communities Partnership group is focusing on two areas to affect the community’s quality of life — helping seniors gain computer skills and finding ways to give kids job training.
At Tuesday’s park meeting, representatives from the Healthy Communities Partnership group reminded township officials that their volunteers are still ready, able and hoping to get things rolling on Young Park improvements before winter sets in.
Broadband has had a low profile in the Minnesota governor’s race, even though many economic development authorities consider it key to success in the 21st Century. Here’s how the candidates describe their positions.