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September 14, 2017
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
We've heard a lot about America's struggling rural areas in the past year. Forgotten America, where men and women lead hardscrabble lives marked...
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
September 4, 2017
Jenny Schlecht: Dirt road woes for Bluey/Greeny
Not long after my older daughter learned her colors, she assigned names to our vehicles: My Ford Escape was "Reddy," and my old Ford Escape that...
September 4, 2017 - 7:32am
112-year-old shares birthday memories
Do you remember your 7th birthday party? Iris Westman has seen 105 years pass since hers, but she shared with me in great detail her memories...
September 4, 2017 - 6:43am
August 8, 2017
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
February 24, 2017
Bill would help bring teachers to rural schools
A bill to fill critical teacher vacancies in small school districts has passed the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2243 creates a student loan reimbursement program for two teachers to work in a North Dakota school district or nonpublic school with fewer than 1,000 students. The...
February 24, 2017 - 7:41am
March 10, 2014
Rural EMS bends under the strain
You know those problems about which people say, “It’ll take a disaster before anything gets done?” This is one of those problems. And if North Dakota and Minnesota could avoid the disaster — which likely will involve sick or injured North Dakotans and Minnesotans dying because...
March 10, 2014 - 7:14am
December 30, 2013
Study: Rural N.D. women get later cancer diagnosis
GRAND FORKS — Women living in rural North Dakota are less likely to have their breast cancer diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage, according to a recent University of North Dakota study. One of the authors of the study, fourth-year medical student Krishan Jethwa said...
December 30, 2013 - 7:23am
November 18, 2013
Small ND towns, groups work together on child care
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some small North Dakota towns and community groups are coming together to address a shortage of child care. The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/19z8JL0 ) that in Turtle Lake, part of City Hall is housing a child care program. In Killdeer,...
November 18, 2013 - 9:50am
March 14, 2013
Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the...
March 14, 2013 - 5:00pm
February 21, 2013
Midwest bankers survey suggests economic growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A survey of rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests slow economic growth is ahead. A report released Thursday on the Rural Mainstreet Index says the overall index rose to 58.2 in February, compared with 55.6 in January. Creighton University economist...
February 21, 2013 - 11:00pm
July 12, 2012
USDA selects recipients for grant
USDA Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider announced Wednesday the selection of eight recipients to receive more than $470,000 in grants to support small business and to create job opportunities. "This funding will help sustain rural business and promote job creation,"...
July 12, 2012 - 7:25am
June 26, 2012
USDA announces grant recipients
Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director, announced Monday that four recipients have been selected to receive $62,000 in grants to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development's...
June 26, 2012 - 7:29am
May 3, 2012
Stutsman Rural Water expands its footprint
Residents in Woodworth along with about 270 rural households in Griggs, Foster and northern Stutsman counties will be getting a new source of water this summer. Construction is starting this month on about 270 miles of water pipeline in an expansion to the Stutsman Rural Water District. "This...
May 3, 2012 - 6:58am
March 16, 2012
Rural economy strong in 10 states
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Higher fuel prices haven't slowed the economy much in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey of rural bankers showed no change in March. The overall economic index registered 59.6 again this month, and any score above 50 suggests the economy...
March 16, 2012 - 6:25am
November 11, 2011
ND town of Fordville losing only grocery store
FORDVILLE, N.D. (AP) -- The northeastern North Dakota town of Fordville is without a grocery store for the first time in its 106-year history. A grocery-butcher-hardware store building and equipment is being auctioned off Saturday, after Curt and Jan Iverson hung up their aprons...
November 11, 2011 - 10:35am