Farmers in MPR News’ Public Insight Network say they’ve installed buffers, put in new tile systems and taken other steps to help prevent deterioration of the water near them.
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A new report from United Health Group says that rural health care tends to be worse than urban health care, though the Upper Midwest fares better than much of the rest of the country.
MPR News readers are debating at Insight Now whether paramedics and other midlevel practitioners should have expanded roles to improve the availability of rural health care and reduce costs.
A statewide coalition of lake associations aims to fight for water quality on a grand scale, through educational campaigns and legislative action.
MPR News’ Insight Now this week is debating whether paramedics and other midlevel medical providers should be called upon to expand their roles, even if it means invoking tension over who gets to do what in rural health care.
When the Bush Foundation invited a cross section of 30 Rochester area residents to “solve” Minnesota’s budget problem, they talked sales tax and spending cuts but didn’t all reach agreement.
A research team tracking rural health care takes issue with a Harvard study critical of the care provided in rural hospitals.
Some cities in Minnesota anticipated now official cuts to LGA funding, while others hoped for the best and budgeted for their full allotments.
Small cities are nervously awaiting the results of budget negotiations between Governor Dayton and state legislators, which could reduce LGA allotments for 2011.
The Water Sustainability Framework, written by the U’s Deborah Swackhamer, recommends establishing agricultural management areas, whereby farmers in each of the state’s watersheds would be tasked as a group with reducing pollution.