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Rural Minnesota

A Generation at the Crossroads

This project is made possible by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.

Rural Minnesota: A Generation at the Crossroads

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MinnPost is visiting Minnesota's rural youth — both literally and virtually — to explore their lives, the choices they face, and how their current choices might shape Greater Minnesota in the years to come. Rural Minnesota features both traditional stories and the ongoing voices of young people throughout the state via the MinnPost site as well as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Sharon Schmickle, Jeff Severns Guntzel, Steve Date and Gregg Aamot have contributed to this project.

Rural MN Map

Mapping stories: Our rural Minnesota youth

From Lancaster to Lanesboro, and from Luverne to Grand Marais, Minnesota's rural youth have described their lives and choices. Click on a red-shaded county for links to their stories.

Rural Minnesota

2011 Monarch Butterfly Festival