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Medical residency key to improved health care

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A lack of college medical residency programs in South Dakota is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options, the State Medical Association says.

The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans — ma…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Medical residency key to improved health care

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A lack of college medical residency programs in South Dakota is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options, the State Medical Association says.

The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans — ma…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Hoven’s resolve provides an inspiring example

August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Newness surrounds Hoven.

A May 25 fire forced change for our friends and neighbors in the small Potter County community. However, they stepped up to the challenge, embraced it and set a shining example for the rest of us to follow as they starte…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GOP candidates play up rural differences

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

REDWOOD FALLS — Four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor struggled to point out differences among themselves to more than 1,000 farmers and agribusiness workers at a Farmfest forum Tuesday, but had no problem criticizing Democratic Gov. Ma…continue reading on dglobe.com

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