Rural Minnesota Journal, Issue 1, 2006

In our first issue of the Rural Minnesota Journal, and in every issue after, we worked to bring readers information and analysis from the state’s top thinkers on the issues concerning Greater Minnesota and its residents. Issue 1 is an introduction to the broad issues and ways to think about them.

RMJ: Volume 1, Issue 1, Winter 2006

Foreword by Sen. Norm Coleman

Reinventing Rural Minnesota, Tim Penny, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Spatially Separated Neighborhoods and Ruralplexes or Rural Minnesota is not Lake Wobegon!,
Dr. Thomas F. Stinson, University of Minnesota Dr. R. Thomas Gillaspy, State Demographer, Minn. Dept. of Administration

The Economics of Minnesota’s Ruralplex, Dr. Thomas F. Stinson, State Economist

The Demographics of Ruralplexes, Dr. R. Thomas Gillaspy, State Demographer, Minn. Dept. of Administration

Minnesota Agriculture in the New Millennium, Dr. C. Ford Runge, University of Minnesota

Challenge Helps Promote Creativity, Dr. Joe Nathan, Center for School Change

Representation and Legislative Power: Overcoming Rural Minnesota’s Representational Deficit, Dr. Christopher Gilbert, Gustavus Adolphus College

Minnesota County Government: A History of Accomplishment, A Commitment to the Future, James A. Mulder, Association of Minnesota Counties

Trends and Tsunamis: Rural Higher Education, Dr. Linda Baer, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Rural Minnesota Health Care, Raymond G. Christensen, M.D, University of Minnesota, Duluth