The Association of Minnesota Counties plans to propose bill that would give counties greater autonomy in an effort to be more innovative and efficient.
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Speakers at a Blandin Broadband Breakfast urged legislators at the Minnesota capital to pave the way for expanded rural broadband.
The U.S. Department of Education has taken the new National Broadband Map data and mashed it up against data about the nation’s schools, colleges and universities.
In the face of cuts to local government aid and other funding, the city of Mankato is looking for volunteer officers.
Ground Level has launched a topic page, “Picking up the Broadband Pace,” that explores issues surrounding high-speed internet, such as who should build it and how might it affect rural communities.
With more retirees and fewer young workers, the state may continually be handed social services bills it can’t afford to pay.
At a conference in Fergus Falls, presenters made the case that teleworking could brighten the employment picture in rural Minnesota.
Two towns, Funkley and Tenney, tied in this week’s census release as the smallest cities in Minnesota. But one is considering dissolving, which would make Funkley, again, the state’s smallest city.
The list of Minnesota counties losing population went up, according to the 2010 census release. What had been a phenomenon of western and southern border areas in the 1990s expanded to toward the Twin Cities area.
The 2010 census shows Minnesota’s population growth in all the usual places — the suburban and ex-urban collar around the Twin Cities metro area. But that’s for the past 10 years. If you look more closely at just the past three or four years, the pattern has shifted.