Chuck Marohn, whose non-profit Strong Towns looks for ways towns and cities can improve their livability, has been illustrating foibles and triumphs via video.
Theater producer and director Ashley Hanson puts on plays in small towns like Granite Falls with the goal of helping people solve big issues.
Kiva, a global microlending organization has a new program that is helping a woman launch a small cafe in southwestern Minnesota.
The Daily Circuit hosted Professor Jack Geller, Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jeff Kletscher, mayor of Floodwood, to talk about rural vitality in America.
Public health experts and community development officials are increasingly being urged to combine efforts.
As farmers markets attract more price-conscious customers, there are ways markets can encourage more competitive prices.
Despite sizable Latino populations in many cities in outstate Minnesota, Latino elected officials are rare.
Governments need to plan more rigorous evaluations of their programs, Jon Baron, president of the Coalitino for Evidence-Based Policy, told several hundred Minnesotans.
At Barter Fest this Saturday, attendees can camp for free, listen to bands, trade produce for musical instruments and engage in good, old-fashioned conversation.
A two-year planning process to envision a better central Minnesota in 20 years is nearing a key point — selecting 22 “champions” to push and cajole local governments, businesses and others to take steps to improve handling of housing, natural resources, the workforce and more.