CST student Marcy Prince writes about the midwestern poetic tradition, and how it ties into global concepts of rural poetry. Like rural communities, rural poetry from different parts of the world have their own backgrounds and idiosyncrasies, but there is also a common ground to be found among them.Read more "A Common Ground: the Minnesota pastoral poem"
This is part 3 of a series by Kelly Asche discussing resorts in Otter Tail County. This final installment contains an outline of suggestions for Otter Tail County on improving conditions for resort business.Read more "Otter Tail Resorts: Part III"
This is part 2 of a series by Kelly Asche showcasing resort businesses in Otter Tail County. In Part 1, we gave an overview of an analysis comparing the economic impacts of resort guests compared to seasonal residents. The following narrative provides the results and themes from a survey of and discussions with resort owners.Read more "Otter Tail Resorts: Part II"
The first of a three-part series by Kelly Asche on the Otter Tail Resorts research project. Part I is an overview of the importance of resort guests to local economies.Read more "Otter Tail Resorts: Part I"
CST program coordinator Kelly Asche shares data from the recent workforce housing project and its implications on the broader conversation about housing in west-central Minnesota.Read more "Workforce Housing Project"
As part of an ongoing series on rural child care, Rebecca Haider dove into another of the hot topics surrounding child care today: cost and affordability. While a number of legislators, agencies, and advocacy groups are talking about the issue of cost, few seem to have a firm grasp on the statistics or impact in […]Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Child Care: Part IV"
Kelly Asche works with the programming and data teams at Center for Small Towns. Kelly is a lead organizer for the Symposium on Small Towns and works with development leaders from around the state to cultivate rural data and rewrite the rural narrative. As CST prepares for this year’s Symposium on Small Towns: Rural Housing – […]Read more "Baby Boomers & Rural Housing Trends"