What does the transportation picture look like where you live?
Archives for April 2012
One solution to rural transit needs is the growth of volunteer driver networks. But volunteers are getting harder to find.
Outstate Minnesota’s unmet transportation needs range from getting to an evening concert to finding a way to ride a bus to the Twin Cities, members of the Public Insight Network say.
Spending by Minnesota’s 87 counties has declined slightly over 10 years when adjusted for inflation, the new annual report from the state auditor shows. Property taxes are gradually accounting for more of the counties’ revenue.
Minnesota’s fastest growing transit system over the past five years? The one run by the small town of Montevideo.
MPR News’ Ground Level project has launched a redesigned home page.
Thirteen Minnesota non-profit organizations have been awarded a total of $4.5 million to lend to entrepreneurs employing fewer than 50 people. The money targets women, minorities and those working in economically distressed areas.
The Citizens League and the Bush Foundation are launching a series of 40 community conversations around Minnesota about health care and costs.
The director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Jon Foley, poses in a TED talk the question of how agriculture can feed the world without destroying it. What’s your answer on the ground in Minnesota?
I went looking for my grandparents in the 1940 census tables. But the real reward was the smile of Ardelle Neufeld, an 80-year-old woman I had never met.