Hiawatha Broadband Communications terminates its arrangement to manage the publicly-owned fiber network in Monticello.
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Rural Minnesota communities are experiencing an uptick in metal thefts, especially of copper.
Three out of five households have access to the Internet at speeds the state thinks everybody should have by 2015.
A northern Minnesota telecom cooperative is putting on hold plans to extend its fiber network, citing changes in the way the government plans to allocate Universal Service Fund money.
In order to draw firefighters to its “paid on call” team, White Bear Lake offers pensions, health savings accounts and cheap houses to rent.
The citizens of Sandstone were unhappy with the way Essentia was running their hospital, so they took a stand and are forcing the health care system to do better.
The movement of people in their 30s and 40s into some rural areas that otherwise have declining populations has continued in recent years, a new University of Minnesota Extension study shows.
People who move to rural Minnesota from the city rave about the beauty and personal freedom, but the jobs picture proves more problematic.
We asked sources in our Public Insight Network why they had moved to (or back to) rural Minnesota and how the experience has been. The benefits and challenges seem to break down into three categories: community, lifestyle and economics. Here’s what some of our sources had to say.
At a meeting in Baxter on Tuesday, more than 100 people gathered to comment on draft recommendations for a central Minnesota regional plan.