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VIEW: Benya Kraus, “Why I Choose Rural”

Our greatest civic duty, and indeed our most human duty, is to look closest to us and commit to our place — in the entirety of its beauty and challenges — and to sow it with hope, relationships, and imagination.

  • 01/11/2021
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A Rural County’s Response

In many of these rural areas, residents tend to be older. An influx of people who might travel with the virus could bring strain to smaller healthcare systems.

  • 03/10/2020
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A Blueprint to Thrive

“The vitality of our region, and the strength of our rural economy, depends on everyone being able to contribute, and it starts before birth. We need to ensure all our kids — our Indigenous children, our seventh-generation immigrant children, and our first-generation immigrant children — get the best possible start to life.’’ — Southwest Initiative Foundation President Diana Anderson

  • 02/24/2020
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Minding the Age Gap

The 2019 Status of Older Women in Minnesota report examines the economic well-being, health, and safety of women ages 55

  • 02/24/2020
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The Economic Impact of Immigration

Beltrami County in northern Minnesota came under scrutiny in January when it voted to refuse refugee resettlement there — even

  • 02/24/2020
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Improving Food Access

In 2009, my family and I bought a house out in the country and we filled our land with gardens.

  • 01/26/2020
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Rural Arts & Culture Summit

Every two years, the Rural Arts & Culture Summit brings together arts practitioners and organizations to discuss strategies that build

  • 10/27/2019
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Being the Bulldozer

At a recent Minnesota Farmers Union Women’s Conference, guest speaker Karen Clark asked each woman to name how she leads.

  • 08/01/2019
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Minnesota: A Place of Refuge?

The original Minnesotans were people from the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes. Eventual immigrants included those who moved west to find land for

  • 07/01/2018