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MinnPost: No more ‘range anxiety’? How the MPCA, companies hope to allay a nagging concern about electric cars

EXCERPT: “As the push for electric cars continues, with policymakers counting on their increasing use to curb greenhouse gas emissions, one question continues to bedevil would-be electric-vehicle drivers: ‘How far can I drive before I need a charge?’ Late last month, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency took a step toward alleviating that concern by announcing that it ...

Ep 8: Amanda Koonjbeharry – Citizens League

We wanted to get to know more about the Citizens League, a Twin Cities nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that has led discussions and developed solutions to policy questions in areas like transportation, education, and infrastructure for more than sixty years. Now they would like to expand their volunteer-based model for solving problems into rural Minnesota, too, ...

USDA: Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health Initiative

EXCERPT: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and ...

Ep 7: Cynthia Messer – U of MN Extension | Tourism Center

Tourism makes up a significant piece of rural Minnesota’s economic pie. Our guest on this episode is Cynthia Messer, the director of the Tourism Center at the University of Minnesota Extension. She talked with CRPD president Julie Tesch about the research they do at the Tourism Center, the role tourism spending plays in Greater MN, ...

KARE-TV: White House COVID advisor visits MN

EXCERPT: “White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx traveled through rural Minnesota on her way to St. Paul to meet with Governor Walz and other local health and policy leaders. And she says she noticed a difference in who’s wearing masks and taking other COVID-19 precautions. ‘There is a real attention to these mitigation efforts ...