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Pew: COVID-19 Patients Swamp Rural Hospitals

EXCERPT: “The nation’s pandemic hotspots have shifted to rural communities, overwhelming small hospitals that are running out of beds or lack the intensive care units for more than one or two seriously ill patients. And in much of the Midwest and Great Plains, hospital workers are catching the virus at home and in their communities, seriously ...

Why the count counts: Redistricting and representation in rural Minnesota

  By Marnie Werner, Vice President, Research, & Jordon Barthel, Research Intern After months of back-and-forth wrangling among different groups and interests the 2020 Census count finally came to an end last week. That little postcard that came in the mail inviting you to fill out the Census online may have seemed forgettable, just one ...

WCCO-TV: Bankers Survey Sees Surge In Rural Parts Of 10 States

EXCERPT: “Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states are showing more enthusiasm for the state of their local economies than they have since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a new monthly survey of bankers in the region. The Rural Mainstreet Survey’s overall index surged to 53.2 in October, up from 46.9. in ...

KSTP-TV: Additional saliva testing sites to open in Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Minnesota will be opening a number of saliva testing sites around the state in the coming days and weeks, said MDH Assistant Commissioner Dan Huff. A site at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is currently open and runs Wednesday through Sunday; a facility at Winona Mall will open Wednesday and run Wednesday through Sunday; a facility at ...

Ep 10: CRPD Research – Volunteer Drivers

On today’s episode, we stay in-house to discuss our most recent research brief. Julie talks with our research intern Whitney Oachs and Director of Research Marnie Werner about volunteer drivers,  a little-known but essential program in rural Minnesota that helps the elderly and handicapped stay in their homes. We’ll discuss who these volunteer drivers are, ...

Minnesota Department of Health: State announces locations for no-barrier access to COVID-19 testing during week of Oct. 12

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is partnering with local public health officials and other community partners to offer access to free, no-barrier COVID-19 testing the week of Oct. 12 in Anoka, Faribault, Luverne, Alexandria, Aitkin, and St. Cloud. As always with no-barrier testing opportunities, this testing will be free, available to anyone who wants ...

LeadingAge Minnesota: LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Releases RFP for Rural Grant

EXCERPT: “Today, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation (LAMF) is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a rural grant project called Connected Communities for Healthy Aging. This grant program will fund two Connected Communities pilots to design and implement a local coordinated system of care that supports the physical, emotional, and social needs of seniors in the ...

Center’s past research now available online!

October 2020 By Whitney Oachs, Research Intern When CRPD updated its website in 2010, many of our old research reports were not included on the new site. That has now changed. With over twenty years of research available on our website, we are more ready than ever to answer your questions regarding Greater Minnesota. In ...

KTOE Radio: MnDOT announces availability of $6.2 million in grants for Greater Minnesota community projects

EXCERPT: “Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding on local projects that enhance transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More than $6.2 million is available in federal funding through the Transportation Alternatives program in Greater Minnesota (each region has a sub-targeted fund). This program offers a competitive grant ...