Minnesota’s need for rural health care services is growing at exactly the time the number of health care professionals is shrinking. In six of the largest counties in northwestern Minnesota around Crookston, it’s a crisis.
Top Minnesota lawmakers are making a major push to expand high-speed internet to regions of the state that still don’t have it. Minnesota House Democrats are proposing big internet upgrades they say will improve rural schools and businesses.
For generations of farmers, having a wind mill was a dependable way to pump water for their livestock. Now it’s rare to drive Minnesota’s rural roads and see the old steel structures still turning in the breeze. But there’s a good chance what you will see instead is a taller structure spinning with three blades.
It’s safe to say Gavin Maurer’s got a secure handle on things, i.e. the game of life.
The oldest members of the baby boom generation turn 65 this year. That means big implications for the workforce across Minnesota, but it will bring special challenges to rural areas.
Traffic safety experts say seat belt use statewide has increased from 83 percent in 2006 to 92 percent this year.