Rural Optimism and Volunteerism

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 […]

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Staff Voices: "Rural", "Greater Minnesota", and "Far Flung Regions of the State"

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 […]

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