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Tag: Rural Minnesota

Determining Rural Minnesota’s Capacity for Growth
By Lee Egerstrom July 02, 2014
Shortsighted Cuts Could Hurt Community Health Advancements
By Nicole Simms April 14, 2014
Video: Mining for Housing in an Uneven Recovery
By Briana Johnson February 24, 2014
Rural Communities Feel Neglected
By Lee Egerstrom July 17, 2013
Blueprints for Rural Progress: Critical Need for Federal Development Funding
By Lee Egerstrom June 17, 2013
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Building on, not trapped by, tradition
By John R. Van Hecke May 17, 2013
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Too Much School
By John R. Van Hecke March 15, 2013
Greater Minnesota Transit Growing
By Conrad deFiebre February 28, 2013
Reminders of What Government Does Well
By Lee Egerstrom November 07, 2012
Activated Voices: Young, Rural, Internet, Entrepreneur
By Tom Niemisto October 31, 2012
When the Prairie Harvested Tennis Stars
By Dana Yost, Guest Commentary October 23, 2012
Tennis, the Prairie, and Gender Equity
By Dana Yost, Guest Commentary October 10, 2012
Wasting Away: Upgrading Minnesota’s Aging Wastewater Infrastructure
By Jeremy Dennison August 21, 2012
Some Background on Mining
By Will Nissen August 09, 2012
With New Mining, The Choice is Ours
By Will Nissen July 26, 2012
Transit Gets a Break
By Conrad deFiebre July 19, 2012
Feeling the Heat, Finding Feed and Food
By Lee Egerstrom July 18, 2012
VIDEO: The Countryside’s New Faces
By Tom Niemisto June 14, 2012
Building Up Minnesota’s 4th Great Resource
By Lee Egerstrom May 30, 2012
VIDEO: Bringing Back the Housecall
By Tom Niemisto May 21, 2012
Fewer Options for Greater Minnesota
By Michael J. Diedrich March 07, 2012
Rural Mental Health in Crisis
By Meg Reid February 27, 2012
Stakeholder-Shareholder Clashes Serve No One
By Lee Egerstrom January 30, 2012
Investment Stabilizes Minnesota’s Countryside
By Lee Egerstrom January 10, 2012
Farmer-to-Chef Marketing an Important Food Chain Link
By Lee Egerstrom December 13, 2011
Made in Minnesota 2011: Fertile Ground for Minority Opportunity
By Lee Egerstrom November 15, 2011
VIDEO: How Many Cuts Can Communities Survive?
By Tom Niemisto October 17, 2011
Farmers, 1099ers and Multiplier Effects
By Lee Egerstrom October 11, 2011
What will be Northern Minnesota’s Legacy?
By Frank Moe, Minnesota 2020 Contributor September 12, 2011
Jobs Numbers Don’t Add Up
By Lee Egerstrom September 06, 2011
A Salute to Everyday Mentors
By By Dana Yost, Minnesota 2020 Contributor September 05, 2011
EcoCommerce: Another Way to Say “Pretty Good Business”
By Lee Egerstrom August 25, 2011
Ag Cuts Hit Everyone Hard
By Lee Egerstrom August 01, 2011
Weak Economy Hitting Hard in Central Minnesota
By Lee Egerstrom June 13, 2011
Make School’s Last Day Count
By May 30, 2011
Building Community Pride Through Public Policy Lessons
By May 03, 2011
Cooperatively Moving Minnesota Forward
By Lee Egerstrom April 12, 2011
Farms and Mines Looking Good; Forests, Not so Good
By Lee Egerstrom March 30, 2011
Tuesday Talk: Why are small towns dying?
By Joe Sheeran March 22, 2011
Census Shows Small Towns Can Reinvent Themselves
By Lee Egerstrom March 22, 2011
VIDEO: Minnesota’s Rural Broadband Disparities
By Tom Niemisto March 17, 2011
The Little City that Would
By Mari Harries, Minnesota 2020 Contributor March 17, 2011
Taking a Stand Against Rural Decline
By Dana Yost, Special to MN2020 February 17, 2011
It’s Okay to Call It Home
By Mari Harries, Minnesota 2020 Contributor February 15, 2011
Putting Minnesota Back in “The Right Place”
By Joe Sheeran February 10, 2011
Uncovering Small Towns’ Assets
By Mari Harries, Minnesota 2020 Contributor January 13, 2011
Needed: New Rural Strategy for Small Farmers
By Lee Egerstrom January 06, 2011
Small vs. Large Farms in Minnesota’s Corn-fed Agricultural Economy
By Lee Egerstrom January 05, 2011
VIDEO: Movies on Main Street
By Tom Niemisto December 29, 2010
Census Figures Show Senior Housing Problems, Not Answers
By Lee Egerstrom December 22, 2010
Minnesota 2020 Journal: What Worked Then, Won’t Work Now
By John R. Van Hecke November 19, 2010
A Small Town’s Big Energy Savings Plan
By Andrea Lauer, Mayor, City of Royalton November 18, 2010
Recovery Act Brought Rural Minnesota Valuable Improvements
By Colleen Landkamer, Guest Column November 01, 2010
Recession Takes Root in Rural Minnesota, Souring the Dairy Economy
By Lee Egerstrom October 06, 2010
Minnesota Farm Country Now Part of Housing, Economic Troubles
By Lee Egerstrom September 20, 2010
VIDEO: Locals React to Tax Report
By Joe Sheeran September 07, 2010
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Westbrook and Minnesota's Indefinite Prosperity Detour
By John R. Van Hecke June 25, 2010
Finding $2.5 million in a $500,000 budget
By Conrad deFiebre June 21, 2010
Farm Deja Vu: Is the rural economy headed for a 1980s repeat?
By Lee Egerstrom Lee Egerstrom June 16, 2010
It's Time to Ask: Rebuild an Old Minnesota or Shape a New Economic Future?
By Lee Egerstrom May 25, 2010
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Make Small Towns a Minnesota Priority
By John R. Van Hecke April 30, 2010
USDA Programs Boost Communities, Rural Minnesota Economy
By Lee Egerstrom Lee Egerstrom January 07, 2010
Greater Minnesota Gets on Board: Transit Ridership Grows While Investment Declines
By Conrad deFiebre December 15, 2009
Minnesota Land Prices Fall; a Hint of a Bursting Bubble
By Lee Egerstrom August 12, 2009
Janesville Ethanol: Rationalizing Economic Development Investments
By Lee Egerstrom August 06, 2009
"Cash for Clunkers" Won't Stimulate Rural Minnesota Economy
By Lee Egerstrom August 03, 2009
Minnesota Farm Markets and Urban Employment Come Together; No Economic Recovery
By Lee Egerstrom July 09, 2009
Minnesota Farm Households as Economic Generators
By Lee Egerstrom June 11, 2009
Lack of Education Policy Vision Plays Out In Rural Minnesota
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow May 20, 2009
Survey: Rural Minnesota Schools Feel the Budget Pain
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow April 28, 2009
Adding Value the Minnesota Farmers' Way
By Lee Egerstrom & Aparna Bhasin, Undergraduate Research Fellow April 15, 2009
Bleeding Communities Dry: How LGA Cuts are Hurting Rural Minnesota
By Jeff Van Wychen March 15, 2009
Minnesota Farms Make a Large, Diverse 'Community'
By Lee Egerstrom February 09, 2009
Slow Ride
By Conrad deFiebre August 15, 2008
Minnesota's Bubble Economy: The Critical Need to Prevent our Farmland Boom from Busting
By Lee Egerstrom May 06, 2008
Additional Learning Opportunities in Rural Areas
By Roy Forbes, Center for American Progress April 18, 2008
Traffic Congestion Limited to the Metro? Think Again
By Conrad deFiebre September 27, 2007
Rural Traffic Deaths: An Untold Tragedy
By John Fitzgerald July 01, 2007
Chasing Smokestacks, Stranding Small Business: Rural Minnesota's Crisis
By Lee Egerstrom June 27, 2007