Twenty-four percent of the population of Minnesota is under the age of 18.
I hope that Marshall will continue to grow. We’re getting more businesses in town (Menard’s just recently opened), and the city is working on a new park and painting murals downtown.
Four FFA members — from the Morris area and Redwood Falls — talk about life in smaller towns, and how their lives are different from their parents’ because of technological advances.
Matthew Sullivan, 19, is a student at Hibbing Community College and a self-taught computer programmer who hopes to formalize his knowledge at a school in a big city.
The network was built on the premise that a connected community does better by several measures, and connected students do better in school.Jeff Severns Guntzel: Interactive Map: Our rural Minn project so far
How much ground have we covered so far? Have a look at this interactive map.
Because of today’s technology, a rural location and small metropolitan size are not the limiting factors to business development that they once were, says Jayden Grupe, 25.
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Redwood Falls has reached across a divide that defines the new line between poverty and prosperity in rural Minnesota.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Abdalla Mohamed, 22, grew up in Kenya and moved to the U.S. in his teens. He hopes to be the first in his family to earn a college degree.
Every conversation with a young person in rural Minnesota eventually gets around to the question of staying or leaving — for college or forever.Related: What we’re doing in rural Minnesota (and how you can help)
I’ve been driving these roads and I’ll be driving them for months to come looking for young people who will sit with me for a few minutes or a few hours and talk about what rural Minnesota is to them — their corner of it at least.
MinnPost is visiting with Minnesota’s rural youth this year — both literally and virtually. Today, in an area where job prospects are grim, Jacqueline Griffith, above, weighs her options.