Over the next 20 years rural Minnesota is going to see one of the largest demographic shifts in its history, and it will have large ramifications on housing supply and demand. A bold statement, I know. It was stated last week during the Center for Small Towns’ Symposium retreat; a meeting meant to outline and […]Read more "Rural Housing & the 2016 Symposium on Small Towns"
As part of an ongoing series on rural child care, Rebecca Haider looked into a series of concerns raised at a recent Morris town hall event, namely surrounding licensing, training, paperwork, regulations, and how each of these impact the care that child care providers offer. A little over a month ago, Rep. Jeff Backer organized […]Read more "The Present and Future of Rural Childcare: Part II"
Roger Rose, Associate Professor of Political Science, joined Center for Small Towns as director in the summer of 2015. His teaching interests include state and local politics and policy, and his primary research examines what motivates people to serve local governments and nonprofits. Polls over the last couple of years have revealed a marked decline […]Read more "Rural Optimism and Volunteerism"