The federal government has expanded the Twin Cities metropolitan statistical area from 13 counties to 16, adding three outlying “rural” areas.
More than a third of Minnesota’s counties are experiencing more deaths than births, but a few places with high immigration in recent decades run counter to that trend.
Given high farm land prices and a large number of farmers reaching retirement age, John Mesko of the Sustainable Farming Association has started a counseling program to keep farms organic and sustainable.
Theater producer and director Ashley Hanson puts on plays in small towns like Granite Falls with the goal of helping people solve big issues.
The Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter, Minn., issued a report on the declining voice of rural Minnesota.
Kiva, a global microlending organization has a new program that is helping a woman launch a small cafe in southwestern Minnesota.
“Making Connections” is an MPR News Ground Level project exploring Minnesotans who are forging links between white and Latino communities.
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.
The shooting death of two apparent burglars in Little Falls provides an opportunity to note that rural crime rates aren’t what some think.
Farmers in Sibley County are forming a fiber cooperative in the hopes of raising money to join a broadband project after county commissioners opted out.