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September 29, 2018
After eight years of planning and nearly $5 million in spending, the town of Emery of roughly 450 people finally has new asphalt streets. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Small towns struggle to maintain local streets
September 29, 2018 - 7:30am
August 27, 2018
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Battle is underway for subsidized wireless service to rural areas
August 27, 2018 - 1:44pm
April 17, 2018
County board discusses vulnerable wet rural roads
April 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
April 6, 2018
Anika Pinke buys a North Dakota flag and stickers at J's Gift Shop and Craft Supply in Wishek, N.D. Katie Pinke / Forum News Service
The benefits of bypassing online shopping to support your local, independent businesses
April 6, 2018 - 11:46am
January 22, 2018
Commentary: It's time to stand up for research and extension
January 22, 2018 - 6:30am
January 4, 2018
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Farm Bureau, Farmers Union team up to confront rural opioid addiction
January 4, 2018 - 1:08pm
December 31, 2017
Dust drifts over a cornfield in Alden, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2017. Corn dominates the landscape and is primarily used for producing ethanol and feeding hogs. Iowa is the leading U.S. producer of corn and pork. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
'Smothered' and 'shoved aside' in rural America
December 31, 2017 - 9:30am
September 14, 2017
The plains of North Dakota are seen from an aircraft about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. (Bridget Bennett/The New York Times)
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
August 8, 2017
ynn Graham sits on his porch in Redwater, Texas, after returning from an appointment at the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, which is 85 miles from his home. The VA is testing new programs to ensure that veterans in rural areas get health care. (Jen Fifield /Statelie)
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
April 24, 2017
Mount Vernon/Plankinton hosts its first track and field meet — the Greenway Relays — Friday at the school's recently finished facility in Mount Vernon. (Matt Gade / Republic)
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
April 24, 2017 - 5:05pm
February 25, 2017
Lawmakers push bill to address dropped rural cellphone calls
February 25, 2017 - 10:34am
October 31, 2016
Natalie VanDrongelen, left and Megan Hullinger, right, test features on a simulation mannequin on Monday at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. The mannequin is used in training for the rural nursing initiative. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
Bringing nurses to rural settings
October 31, 2016 - 6:41pm
May 1, 2015
Estimate: About 9 percent of SD rural hospitals vulnerable
May 1, 2015 - 2:18pm
November 18, 2014
Fix rural broadband's leaky, creaky 'net
November 18, 2014 - 8:53pm
GUEBERT: Fix rural broadband's leaky, creaky 'net
November 18, 2014 - 8:52pm