CST staff member Kelly Asche shares about his own experiences opening a rural business and what he’s learned.Read more "Opening a Small Business & Rural Economic Life"
The online news service, MinnPost, published an article on February 11th titled, “How the metro vs. Greater Minnesota debate is playing out in the Legislature” which was very similar to an article published by the Star Tribune in January, “Urban-rural split in Minnesota grows deeper, wider”. The MinnPost article attempts to explain the political debate […]Read more "Staff Voices: "Rural", "Greater Minnesota", and "Far Flung Regions of the State""
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"
When we hit the road and talk with rural leaders in small towns, a topic that almost always comes up is rural housing. Recently the Star Tribune published an article that outlines how rural housing relates to workforce housing in Rosseau, MN. The article provides an excellent overview of opinions on why more housing isn’t […]Read more "Staff Voices: Challenges in Rural Housing"