Who feeds our children during the summer? The May 29 Rural Minnesota Radio program talks about just this question. The Center is releasing a mini-research piece this week on what children in the free and reduced-price lunch program do for meals during the summer. The infographic shows another example of issues rural and metro counties have in common and the barriers in rural counties that make it difficult to make this program work.
For those who may have missed it, we’re releasing an overview of last year’s Rural Minnesota Journal. The 12-pager contains summaries of all the excellent articles in this online publication discussing how who lives in Minnesota is transitioning from one generation to the next. Articles cover subjects such as rural leadership, how the volunteer pool is changing, where retiring Baby Boomers will live, and preparing the workforce for future jobs. Click here to view the overview at our web site, ruralmn.org.
Folks from the General Accountability Office, a non-partisan fact-gathering agency serving Congress, visited Mankato this week to learn more about what small business owners needs are when it comes to broadband. Jim and Marnie go over some of the discussion.
Brad and Jim discuss how the legislative session is progressing and where things are at in mid April as bills move from committee to the House and Senate floors. Will having both the legislature and the Governor’s office controlled by the same party have an impact on the process?
As the Minnesota Legislature debates the budget, we wonder if the process would be easier if it went back to being more like making sausage.
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