Rural Minnesota

Aaron Brown has been a strong advocate for rural broadband.  Chuck?  Not quite as much.  Listen to this conversation and let us know what you think! 

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www.kootasca.org

Rural Minnesota is facing a crisis of childcare.  The problems?  Availability and affordability.  Tuesday May 23rd Circles of Support in Grand Rapids is holding a lunchtime conversation" Child Care in Itasca County - Needs, Options, Affordability & Resources.  It's from 11-1pm at the Grand Rapids Area Library - free pizza - RSVP to 999-5883. 

Rural Electric Coops

Feb 9, 2017
Beltrami Electric Coop Facebook Page

We talked with the CEO/General Manager Jared Echternacht and board member Charlie Parson of Beltrami Electric Coop about the differences of rural vs. urban energy.  They helped us understand how rates are controlled, how renewable energy fits into the picture, and how people can get involved in their own energy cooperatives.

Aaron Brown - MinnesotaBrown.com

In this  conversation Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn talk about where rural towns are right now, and where they think they are going.  And yes, they have hope.