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.
MPR News’ Ground Level project has launched a redesigned home page.
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.
Join a live chat Thursday on the affordable housing squeeze in central Minnesota.
Sibley County, part of a fiber broadband project in southwestern Minnesota, decided last night to wait before committing to sell $69 million in bonds.
Join a discussion about affordable housing and the future in Crow Wing, Cass, Wadena, Todd and Morrison counties.
A fledgling investment cooperative in Northeast Minneapolis hopes to invest in and rejuvenate Central Avenue.
Students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design presented economic ideas to the community in Montevideo last Saturday.