HEALTHBEAT Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care.
But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne... Posted on 10/17/12 at 3:42 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Old-School China = Bone-Breaking Pressure
In China around 1000 years ago, a unique trend began in the area of fashion, custom, and duty. Parents started to tightly wrap the feet of their young daughters so the feet wouldn't grow large. This b... Posted on 8/4/12 at 8:29 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Memorial Day at the Pringle Cemetery
This past week my husband and I spent a few hours doing some community service at the Pringle Cemetery helping mow, weed eat, and clean up trash around the headstones.
Like a lot of small rural to... Posted on 5/24/12 at 8:00 PM
STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Tell your rural road story
I had a phone message last week from an anonymous caller who encouraged us to do an investigation into the condition of the rural roads in Davison County. The caller said we'd be shocked by what we'd ... Posted on 6/7/10 at 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
PIERRE — A measure that would allow small school districts to avoid forced consolidation by accepting smaller amounts of state financial aid was approved 56-11 Thursday in the state House of Representatives.
“Ladies and gentlemen, either you are closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated by the presence of a pool table in your community.”
A 15-year revitalization effort in Howard culminated in the 2011 dedication of the $6.5 million Maroney Commons. Now the building is vacant, dashing the hopes of some for whom the project was a symbol of rural rebirth.
A Bloomberg News investigation this month found that one-third of FAA-staffed airport towers and radar rooms don’t handle enough traffic to justify round-the-clock operations. They should be closed at night.
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