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September 14, 2017
The plains of North Dakota are seen from an aircraft about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. (Bridget Bennett/The New York Times)
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
September 4, 2017
Cars don't stay clean on gravel roads. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Jenny Schlecht: Dirt road woes for Bluey/Greeny
September 4, 2017 - 7:32am
Katie Pinke on Aug. 28, 2017, visited her great-great aunt Iris Westman on her 112th birthday and learned about Iris's first birthday party, on the occasion of her seventh birthday.
112-year-old shares birthday memories
September 4, 2017 - 6:43am
September 3, 2017
Nicole Anderson of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd watches as Dr. Sandra Hanon talks from the Twin Cities on a video device stroke doctors use to help medical professionals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Smile, you are on telehealth camera
September 3, 2017 - 1:33pm
September 2, 2017
Rural Minnesota struggles when competing for doctors
September 2, 2017 - 6:55am
The Bigfork Valley health care complex includes a clinic, hospital, nursing home, adult day care, senior citizen apartments and other faciliies. Submitted photo.
Rural health: Two small Minnesota hospitals learn how to survive
September 2, 2017 - 3:30am
September 1, 2017
In late August 2017, Howard Cronquist looks at a picture his wife, Sharon, holds of the two of them and Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center workers who helped him recover from a stroke last year. He was treated at the Brainerd hospital, by the local staff and a video-connected Twin Cities-based neurologist. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Health professional shortages force changes
September 1, 2017 - 2:31pm
August 8, 2017
ynn Graham sits on his porch in Redwater, Texas, after returning from an appointment at the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, which is 85 miles from his home. The VA is testing new programs to ensure that veterans in rural areas get health care. (Jen Fifield /Statelie)
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
July 21, 2017
More rural America scenes like this is a goal of rural congressmen. This is Minnesota 371 construction work in the summer of 2017 between Nisswa and East Twin Lake. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
July 21, 2017 - 12:36pm
May 2, 2017
Pocomoke High School teacher Brooke Gillespie and senior Rebeka Kline, who plans to study art at a local community college, decorate vacant storefronts in rural Pocomoke City, Md., as part of an after-school program to teach job skills. "After they graduate, there isn't much here" for young people looking for jobs, Gillespie said. (Tim Henderson/The Pew Charitable Trusts/TNS)
Disconnected youth: Out of school and out of work in rural America
May 2, 2017 - 12:56pm
April 25, 2017
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EMS workers strive for solutions to care for those living in rural ND
April 25, 2017 - 6:55pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
March 10, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hamlin Garland is the subject of a symposium at the Spirit Room this weekend. Special to The Forum
'Prairie Visions' comes into focus in Hamlin Garland symposium
March 10, 2017 - 9:00am
February 11, 2017
KLN Family Brands, a major employer in Perham, will have to replace 15 to 20 employees with vocational skills who plan to retire within the next five years. Forum News Serviceplay button
Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
February 11, 2017 - 9:04am
February 6, 2017
Annette Tait and Katy “Kate” Kassian are a new columnist pair writing about rural America and the connection between rural and urban areas. Special to the Forum
Tait and Kate Take it Rural: Lean, keen, irreverent rural-lovin' machines
February 6, 2017 - 11:30am