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New report answers why unemployment rates are lower in rural Midwest, post recession
First, a staggering statistic: “Eighty-two percent of U.S. counties experienced job losses as a result of the recession.” WOW! But, there’s more… “Some places were hit much harder than others, and some have recovered more rapidly,” says a recent USDA report. Surprisingly, the Plains states in the Midwest seem to have made it out relatively [...]
Reflecting on the future of equitable education in Minnesota
Energized and hopeful, Blandin Foundation staffers Kyle Erickson and Becky LaPlant returned from “Learning and Teaching with Fire: Lessons from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges (TCU)” bubbling with new ideas for the future of equitable education in Minnesota. Kyle reflected on his experience in a guest blog for the Minnesota Council on [...]
Rural Minnesota communities take the 2N2 pledge
5 seconds. That’s how long your eyes leave the road for every text message you send or receive. Traveling at 55mph, you cover the length of a football field during that time – blindfolded. Scary, right? Now trade that 5 seconds in for 2N2 - 2 Eyes on the Road. 2 Hands on the Wheel. [...]