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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
October 17, 2011
Rural states to lobby for Medicare provision
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Health leaders from the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming plan to travel to the nation's capital this week to try to salvage future Medicare payments. The group wants Congress to protect new rules that beginning in 2013 will correct inequities in Medicare payments...
October 17, 2011 - 10:11am
August 30, 2011
Rural water main being repaired
Repairs are under way for a broken water main on the Stutsman Rural Water system. The break occurred Aug. 25 where the line passes under Pipestem Creek about a half mile below Pipestem Dam. "It affected the city of Eldridge and the area around the reservoir initially," said Geneva...
August 30, 2011 - 7:22am
August 24, 2011
USDA Rural Development dollars help N.D., state director says
FARGO -- In the past year, the USDA Rural Development agency financed more than $900 million worth of infrastructure projects across North Dakota. The money included about $200,000 in federal stimulus funds. Jasper Schneider, state USDA Rural Development director, calls it a significant...
August 24, 2011 - 6:43am
August 23, 2011
A federal program that works
If rhetoric these days in North Dakota is fashionably anti-federal spending, the reality is quite different. A "progress report" issued last week by USDA Rural Development in North Dakota lists 43 projects that received a total of $969 million last year in direct loans, guaranteed...
August 23, 2011 - 6:56am
August 15, 2011
Small towns face rise in crime, drop in law enforcement
FERTILE, Minn. -- Crime in rural areas is increasing. Simultaneously, the presence of law enforcement is shrinking. This town of 840 just outside the Red River Valley and the gateway to lake country, known for its flowers, popular county fair and scenic golf course, is a prime example...
August 15, 2011 - 6:53am