The narrative of our rural areas can have a major impact on people retention and recruitment efforts. This past Sunday, the Star Tribune published a front-page article titled “Urban-Rural Split in Minnesota Grows Deeper, Wider”. The context of the article is based on the political shifts that happened in the last election cycle in our […]Read more "Staff Voices: Responding to the Star Tribune"
http://bit.ly/1ByabxL Muriel Krusemark is ”the fireball of Hoffman, Minnesota”, according to MPR News and The Center for Small Towns (CST) has been lucky enough to work with Krusemark on a variety of projects throughout the years. Just this fall CST has been focused on assisting Muriel with a revamp of the Hoffman Farmers Market. The […]Read more "The "Fireball of Hoffman" and CST Work Together"
My name is Ellis Sherman, and I worked with the Stevens County commissioner, Jeane Ennen, on the Stevens County Mentorship Project as a CST student researcher. We’ve all heard the old folk saying; “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well, that is exactly what Stevens County Community Mentorship Project’s is all about. Which […]Read more "Student Voices: Non-Profit Mentorship Program in Stevens County"