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Rural grants to encourage healthy activity in communities
By Najla Amundson We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced t...
11/2/12 at 10:36 AM How to improve rural access to health care 4/30/12 at 11:26 AM
Caring for Children receives grant 4/18/12 at 4:45 PM
Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care. But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne...
10/17/12 at 3:42 PM Linkworthy 4.0: The overdue edition 6/1/12 at 3:46 PM
The view from the sidewalk 2/17/12 at 12:55 PM
Old-School China = Bone-Breaking Pressure
In China around 1000 years ago, a unique trend began in the area of fashion, custom, and duty. Parents started to tightly wrap the feet of their young daughters so the feet wouldn't grow large. This b...
8/4/12 at 8:29 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 9:57 AM
Rural Life: Better or Worse?
I've lived in towns with populations as low as 1,300, but I've also lived in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Petersburg (Russia). I've liked living just about everywhere I've lived, and I've especiall...
8/17/11 at 6:00 AM
Photos from the Gary Lutheran Church anniversary story that didn't make print
Here are some photos from when I was doing the story on Gary Lutheran Church (see post below). These didn't make print so I share them here. Long-time Gary Lutheran member P...
7/2/10 at 4:33 AM Three more churches leave ELCA 7/1/10 at 3:05 AM
Photos from a walk in rural Minnesota
While I still love my mountains in East Tennessee, my affection for the bright greens and blues of the vast Minnesota-North Dakota plains continues to grow. I went for a walk near my in-laws farm outs...
6/21/10 at 4:54 AM