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It’s an addiction crisis

Across Minnesota, the “opioid crisis” is so much more than just opioids June 2018 By Marnie Werner, VP Research & Operations If there were any doubt that opioids are the major health emergency of our time, two facts can put that doubt to rest: Of the approximately 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States in ...

State of Rural Minnesota, 2018

Each year, the Center for Rural Policy and Development produces the State of Rural Minnesota report, a brief update on the economy and demography of rural Minnesota. As policy discussions concerning rural Minnesota unfold, it is important to understand the past, present, and potential futures of our rural regions.

A Snapshot of Open Enrollment Trends in Rural Minnesota

The number of students choosing to open enroll in Greater Minnesota has been trending upward consistently since the policy was developed, but within the last ten years, these patterns have been intensifying, and in such a way that they are impacting how districts plan their programming, busing, and finances.

Minnesota Public Radio: Immigrants boost Worthington economy

EXCERPT: “During a time when immigrants are often under fire, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis had some nice things to say about them this week. During a two day visit to Worthington, Neel Kashkari said immigrants are helping that southwest Minnesota city grow, something many communities in rural parts of the state can ...

mHealth Intelligence: FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

EXCERPT: “Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past success in treating rural patients with diabetes and veterans. The Connected Care Pilot Program, announced by Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker ...

Twin Cities Business: State Awards $19M in Grants to Redevelop Greater MN Commercial Buildings, Housing

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded more than $19 million total in grants to small cities around Greater Minnesota. The money, divided into 35 separate grants—one per city or community—will go toward rehabilitation and infrastructure projects. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funded by Congress, ...