MPR News is conducting an online forum Friday at noon to talk about the challenges of rural health care, particularly those faced in Virginia, Minn., where a community-owned hospital is having financial hardship.
Archives for January 2011
In the face of more LGA cuts, the city of Grand Rapids is seeking the ability to impose a sales tax.
DFL Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk defends the requirement that local governments take out print legal ads on the grounds that where he lives on Lake Vermillion Internet service is too slow.
Wilder Research unveiled a new section on its Minnesota Compass website, highlighting data about Minnesota’s you and children.
A new University of Minnesota study outlines a series of ways local governments can innovate and redesign, including examples from the across Minnesota of collaborating, using new incentives, finding volunteers and more.
Rochester’s facts and fictions around crime will get a public forum on February 1 as MPR and the Post-Bulletin host a discussion on public safety.
For Minnesota cities that nervously set their budgets last year with one eye on uncertain state aid levels, the debate in the Legislature is putting their concerns back on the front burner.
Virginia’s public hospital faces red ink and the prospect of merging. It also points to the larger problem of paying for health care in rural regions of the state. MPR will hold an online forum on this topic on January 28 at noon.
Minnesota ranks 42nd in entrepreneurship, a fact highlighted by the state’s science and technology authority.
County, city and township officials in Sibley County in central Minnesota are mulling whether to join the push for publicly owned broadband networks.