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New MN budget helps rural schools

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say.

Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a …continue reading on dglobe.com

Economy improving in rural parts of 10 states

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears to be gaining strength in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

The overall economic index for the region improved to 55.6 in May from April’s 53.2, suggesting growth in the months ahead.

The su…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rural churches, built for a different era, look for ways to stay relevant

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Editor’s note: This is the third of three stories from Dakotafire Media concerning the challenges rural churches face in the Dakotas.

 

When many churches were established in the rural Dakotas, about every township had a church, according …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dakotas projects getting aid from federal Ag Dept

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three rural cooperatives and one city in the Dakotas are getting money through a federal Agriculture Department effort to invest in rural businesses and spur economic development.

Nearly $17.6 million in loans and grants …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Slower growth likely in rural areas of 10 states

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Economic growth will likely slow in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ahead.

A monthly survey of rural bankers released Thursday shows the region’s overall economic index falling to 50.8 in January…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

19 SD hospitals get grants

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Nineteen rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $227,409 in federal funding for projects to improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

In the Mitche…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

19 SD hospitals get grants

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Nineteen rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $227,409 in federal funding for projects to improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

In the Mitche…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rural people increasingly look for places to exercise

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Heidi Martilla-Losure
Dakotafire Media

Rural living allows plenty of space for exercise. But when it’s getting dark at 5 p.m., the wind is blowing, and the temperature stubbornly hangs onto a minus sign, the motivation of even the most dedic…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com