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Threshing Grass, Playing Volleyball, and Worshiping God: Part 3/3 of my Tanzanian Village School
This is the last in a three-part series about my African village school. Next week, we dive into the village itself. *** Just before dinnertime,I opened the squeaky metal gate to leave the teacher's...
3/2/14 at 7:51 AM My Tanzanian Village School: Lunch and Lectures 2/23/14 at 7:28 AM
My Tanzanian Village School (part one) 2/16/14 at 3:58 AM
Speaker's rural initiatives feature tax cut
By Don Davis Rural Minnesotans ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greate...
2/18/14 at 6:44 PM Divide remains between rural Republicans, House leaders 4/29/13 at 9:25 AM
Lawmakers look at ways to help rural Minnesota economically 4/8/13 at 3:44 PM
Workshops on Social Media and Government Contracting for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
Two workshops designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs are slated for February at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The topics will include the basics of getting your business online ...
2/5/14 at 11:00 AM Entrepreneurship Major Offers Unique Advantage to Business Students at U of M Crookston 1/27/14 at 10:40 AM
Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies Seeks Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Interested in Potential Project Partnership; Deadline for spring semester is Tuesday, December 10 11/18/13 at 8:40 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Start with an Onion...
1/23/14 at 7:25 AM Rural Reflections Radio 1/2/14 at 7:08 AM
Rural Reflections Radio 12/6/13 at 6:53 AM
We Got the Beets...
Lately, Tony, Gio and I have found ourselves getting Lost on the Prairie at our friends farmstead just south of Casselton, N.D. Greg and Lisa Cook, of Fargo, purchased the farm a year ago with a visio...
10/17/13 at 8:46 AM
Reflections on Religious History in North Dakota Post 1
Today, I begin a series of posts on the religious history of North Dakota. This series will not be a straight-forward history of first this and then that. Rather, it will be more of a historical colla...
8/13/13 at 8:11 AM
Ag is mostly, but not only, about making money
Farming is first and foremost about making money. Earning as much profit as possible, in an environmentally prudent and sustainable way, is the driving factor in modern agriculture. If you live in a f...
8/12/13 at 10:35 AM
Something in the Water
Had a great time speaking to the Rural Cass Water Users last night. Their annual meeting was held in the beautiful Governors Ballroom of the Days Inn near Casselton, formerly the Governors Inn near Ca...
3/26/13 at 11:12 AM
Rural grants to encourage healthy activity in communities
By Najla Amundson We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced t...
11/2/12 at 9:36 AM How to improve rural access to health care 4/30/12 at 10:26 AM
Caring for Children receives grant 4/18/12 at 3:45 PM
Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care. But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne...
10/17/12 at 2:42 PM Linkworthy 4.0: The overdue edition 6/1/12 at 2:46 PM
The view from the sidewalk 2/17/12 at 11:55 AM
Round Lake, Minnesota: An example of where the job growth should be
When you hear of creating jobs, what comes to mind? A better living for yourself and your family? Having enough money to travel to the places you want to? Paying down or even paying off your debts? ...
10/12/12 at 5:41 AM
Seven national rural health research centers, including Grand Forks Center for Rural Health, designated for 2012-2016
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has announced seven Rural Health Research Centers (RHRCs) for 2012-2016, not six as we reported on Wednesday. The amended and complete list, including ...
9/21/12 at 10:07 AM UND Students to travel North Dakota during ‘alternative’ Spring Break tour starting Monday, March 12 3/8/12 at 2:58 PM
New UND Center for Rural Health director notes challenges ahead for rural populations 11/18/10 at 4:08 PM
What a difference an audience makes
CASSELTON, N.D. The Rural Cass Community Theatres production of Oliver! came to life on the Central Cass High School stage with its first performance last night. Its amazing what a difference it mak...
6/28/12 at 2:12 PM The closed curtain brings sadness, fond memories for Casselton, North Dakota community theater participant 6/27/11 at 2:32 PM
Off to an Amazing, Technicolor Start 6/23/11 at 2:15 PM
Rural Life: Better or Worse?
I've lived in towns with populations as low as 1,300, but I've also lived in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Petersburg (Russia). I've liked living just about everywhere I've lived, and I've especiall...
8/17/11 at 5:00 AM
From Educating to Exploring
My teaching term is complete. I'm a freer man and with some money saved can travel around this great, huge country of China. Time to kick this blog into travelogue mode: New Plateaus' Central China ...
7/3/11 at 10:57 AM Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain 4/23/11 at 11:33 AM
Yangshuo: Earth's Teeth 4/19/11 at 7:39 AM