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MinnPost's coverage of economic vitality in Greater Minnesota explores the economic issues, and opportunities, that affect the region — examining the role that government, nonprofits, businesses, community leaders and individuals can play in addressing them. The effort is led by Gregg Aamot, a veteran journalist who has reported from every part of Minnesota during his career.

How University of Minnesota Extension provides a window into the state's modern rural economy

As the rural economy has evolved, so too has the University of Minnesota Extension, the public agency charged with “extending” the university’s expertise and knowledge into every corner of the state.