June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON (AP) Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates. Continue Reading
May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic
ABERDEEN — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., visited Aberdeen on Wednesday to discuss rural call completion problems with representatives from the rural telecommunications industry, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chairman Chris Nelson, and rural telephone customers who have been negatively affected by the call disruptions. Continue Reading
April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers say. Continue Reading
April 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Some counties will see major population decline by 2035.
March 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK – Farmers Myron Hanson and Troy Coons miss the rural North Dakota they used to know. That’s why they’re volunteering their time at the state Capitol this legislative session to advocate for farmers and ranchers who are being significantly affected by the oil boom. Continue Reading
March 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS — Sen. Tim Johnson will hold a field hearing in Sioux Falls at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss the importance of public transportation in rural and tribal communities.
March 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The so-called StrikeForce initiative, which already operates in 10 states. The program will now also be available in the Carolinas, the Dakotas, Alabama and Virginia.
March 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic
2013 Legislative session illustrated deepening issues of rural South Dakota. Continue Reading
March 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS Where’s your “white knuckle” zone? Continue Reading
March 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic
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.