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Mar 17 2023
Senate GOP blocks bonding bill amid pressure on rural Minnesota lawmakers
Last week, state Rep. Spencer Igo, R-Wabana Township, voted with a small group of Minnesota House Republicans to help the DFL pass a $1.9 billion package of infrastructure projects. On Thursday, his counterpart in the Senate — Rob Farnsworth of Hibbing — voted against the same plan as Senate Republicans blocked a major construction bill from reaching the desk of Gov. Tim Walz as part of a bidMinnPost
Feb 27 2023
Burnsville: A Bustling City With Rural Roots And A Rich Culture
Burnsville is a place like no other. And whether you grew up here, recently moved to the area or you’re just an occasional visitor, you know that Burnsville has its own special traditions and history that make it so unique. A few things to know: • Founded in the mid-1850s, Burnsville started out as a small, rural farming community comprised of primarily Irish settlers. There were just 2,700Patch.com
Feb 23 2023
Report: Rural Homelessness Increased from 2020 To 2022
The number of people overall experiencing homelessness in the U.S. rose by less than 1% from 2020 to 2022, but those in rural Continuums of Care, local planning bodies responsible for coordinating the full range of homelessness services in a geographic area, which may cover a city, county, metropolitan area, or an entire state, saw an increase of nearly 6%, according to the U.S. Department ofThe Daily Yonder
Apr 03 2020
Rural America braces for coronavirus
Rural health systems are bracing for a surge in patients suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, that could overwhelm small and underfunded hospitals in areas where populations are particularly vulnerable to serious symptoms.
The coronavirus outbreaks in the United States have been the most intense in major cities and suburbs like New York, New Orleans,The Hill
Feb 17 2023
6 People Dead in Rural Mississippi Shooting - Suspect in Custody
6 people were shot and killed in a rural Mississippi town just south of Memphis on Friday. The Tate County sheriff said the shooter killed the victims and various locations. One man was shot and killed in a store, three other victims were killed in homes and one man was found dead in a car. The shooter was taken into custody. TRENDING: NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi's Filmmaker Daughter
Nov 02 2020
Trump’s Risky Bet on Rural America
Levant, maine—Hardly anyone knew that President Donald Trump was on his way here. And among those who did get a whiff of the news in advance, even fewer knew his destination was Treworgy Family Orchard in Levant, a tiny rural town about 10 miles northwest of Bangor. Four years ago, two-thirds of Levant’s 1,523 votes went to Trump. He needs all of them on Tuesday—and probably more.
Feb 14 2023
Names released for three killed in Sunday crash in rural Muscatine
MUSCATINE – The Muscatine County Medical Examiner’s office released the names of three people who were killed in an accident at F70 and Highway 38 in rural Muscatine County Sunday afternoon. According to a press release, notifications and identifications for three people killed in the accident were on: Sidonie O. Lubanda, 47, of North Liberty; Petronele N. Bolombelo, 63, of Coralville, andQuad-City Times
Feb 16 2023
ISP releases names of injured parties from rural Muscatine crash
MUSCATINE — The Iowa State Patrol has released an updated report regarding an accident Sunday afternoon at F70 and Highway 38 in which three people were killed and five injured, including three juveniles. The new report says that at about 2:25 p.m. a 2019 Toyota Highlander driven by Louis Labanda, 57, of North Liberty, was eastbound on F70. At the same time a 2012 Dodge Ram driven by JorgeMuscatine Journal
Feb 27 2023
'Greater Idaho' movement to absorb conservative rural counties from liberal Oregon gains momentum
A campaign to have rural eastern Oregon effectively secede from the blue state and join more conservative Idaho is gaining steam as leaders from both states express support for relocating the border between them. Former Oregon House Speaker Mark Simmons penned an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman, a daily newspaper, over the weekend to explain why he supports the so-called Greater Idaho movement,Fox News (Online News)
Dec 07 2020
Will rural America respond to Biden’s call for masks?
As coronavirus cases swept through the rural communities of the upper Midwest this fall, more people here began to wear masks and stay home, say residents of Shawano County, one of the hardest hit counties in Wisconsin.
Richard Kucksdorf was not one of them. An Iraq War veteran and head of the Shawano County Republican Party, Mr. Kucksdorf goes out often, attends meetings, shops. HeChristian Science Monitor