In the third and final installment of our talk with the Center’s Kelly Asche on the State of Rural Minnesota, we cover the economic picture. Most of Greater MN weathered the Great Recession well thanks to agriculture, which also bolstered the state as a whole. On the other hand, there’s the rise of job vacancies, ...
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With population growth expected to slow and workforce already short in many parts of Minnesota, population and population projections are worth paying attention to. The Center’s research associate Kelly Asche, author of this year’s State of Rural Minnesota report, breaks down the population change patterns across the state in this week’s RuralMN Radio. ...
On RuralMN Radio this week, the Center’s research associate Kelly Asche talks about our new report on the State of Rural Minnesota. In this first part, Kelly talks about just how we’re defining rural. There’s more to it than you might think.
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.
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.
This week on RuralMN Radio, the Center’s Research Associate Kelly Asche talks about updating the State of Rural Minnesota report by first answering the question: Just what is “rural”?
Last year’s report, “A Quiet Crisis: Minnesota’s Child Care Shortage,” raised a major conversation on the child care shortage facing all of Minnesota and the impact it is having on just not families but also on employers and the economy. A year later, we’re revisiting the issue with a two-page update, “Child Care’s Quiet ...
Crow Wing County Administrator and CRPD board chair Tim Houle joins us one more time to talk about the impact of slowly but surely deteriorating roads and the need for long-term, sustainable funding strategies.
We continue our discussion about funding for road construction with Tim Houle, Crow Wing County Administrator and chair of the Center’s board, especially about how the funding sources we’re using are not keeping up with the rising costs of building and maintaining our roads.
Crow Wing County Administrator and CRPD board chair Tim Houle talks about the Center’s latest publication, which takes a look at using local-option sales taxes for funding county roads. An analysis of the numbers shows that this option works better in some places than others.