Category: News

KEYC-TV: Shaping Mankato’s Future, a Timely Conversation

EXCERPT: “The Greater Minnesota Resiliency Network led a public conversation on April 13 focusing on bettering the Mankato Community. Composed of five community groups, the Greater Minnesota Resiliency Network’s event., Shaping Our Future: A Timely Conversation, consisted of community members of all ages and was a reboot of past discussions. ‘It’s based off a community ...

Hometown Focus: Rural Pulse 2019 survey results released by Blandin Foundation

EXCERPT: “Northeast Minnesotans have a favorable view of the region’s economy, and a third say their household income has increased over the past year, according to the Rural Pulse 2019 survey of more than 1,560 Minnesotans just released by the Blandin Foundation. Respondents of the region also feel job losses have declined steadily since the 2016 ...

MnDOT announces 2019 state road construction projects

EXCERPT: “Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher today announced 221 state road and bridge projects that will be worked on across Minnesota this year. The projects, some of which are already underway, will help maintain the state’s roads and bridges, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. Anderson Kelliher also announced 66 ...

KARE-TV: Need help finding child care? This Minnesota site could help

EXCERPT: “A surprise to many looking for child care on Care.com this week, when the site pulled tens of thousands of its listings. The Wall Street Journal reports Care.com removed nearly 47,000 listings, just as the paper was investigating the website’s caregiver vetting process. In Minnesota, the state’s nearly 3,000 listings were slashed to a little more than 300. It’s added ...

Pew Charitable Trusts: Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch

EXCERPT: “The problem of housing affordability, long a concern in popular big cities, has moved to rural America. Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s most rural counties have seen a sizeable increase this decade in the number of households spending at least half their income on housing, a category the federal government calls ‘severely cost-burdened.’ Those counties, none ...