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September 14, 2017
The plains of North Dakota are seen from an aircraft about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. (Bridget Bennett/The New York Times)
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
Bridging digital divide will be costly in Yellow Medicine County
September 14, 2017 - 6:38am
September 6, 2017
Dr. Stephen Park, a weight loss specalist, takes notes as he talks to Angle Lundsten in late August 2017 after she lost 15 pounds in the past month. Park was set up on the lower level of his rural Ely, Minn., home in lake and forest country. Lundsten was in a clinic near her Hayward, Wis., home. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: One way around health provider shortage is audio-video hookup
September 6, 2017 - 9:18pm
September 4, 2017
Olivia, Minn., calls itself "The Corn Capital," with a big ear in a city park, but the 2,400-population town also is home to a new hospital. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Two small hospitals learn how to survive
September 4, 2017 - 9:46pm
Cars don't stay clean on gravel roads. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Jenny Schlecht: Dirt road woes for Bluey/Greeny
September 4, 2017 - 7:32am
Katie Pinke on Aug. 28, 2017, visited her great-great aunt Iris Westman on her 112th birthday and learned about Iris's first birthday party, on the occasion of her seventh birthday.
112-year-old shares birthday memories
September 4, 2017 - 6:43am
September 3, 2017
Nicole Anderson of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd watches as Dr. Sandra Hanon talks from the Twin Cities on a video device stroke doctors use to help medical professionals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Smile, you are on telehealth camera
September 3, 2017 - 1:33pm
September 2, 2017
Rural Minnesota struggles when competing for doctors
September 2, 2017 - 6:55am
The Bigfork Valley health care complex includes a clinic, hospital, nursing home, adult day care, senior citizen apartments and other faciliies. Submitted photo.
Rural health: Two small Minnesota hospitals learn how to survive
September 2, 2017 - 3:30am
September 1, 2017
Rural health: Health professional shortages force changes
September 1, 2017 - 9:28pm
In late August 2017, Howard Cronquist looks at a picture his wife, Sharon, holds of the two of them and Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center workers who helped him recover from a stroke last year. He was treated at the Brainerd hospital, by the local staff and a video-connected Twin Cities-based neurologist. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Health professional shortages force changes
September 1, 2017 - 2:31pm
August 8, 2017
ynn Graham sits on his porch in Redwater, Texas, after returning from an appointment at the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, which is 85 miles from his home. The VA is testing new programs to ensure that veterans in rural areas get health care. (Jen Fifield /Statelie)
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
July 21, 2017
More rural America scenes like this is a goal of rural congressmen. This is Minnesota 371 construction work in the summer of 2017 between Nisswa and East Twin Lake. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
July 21, 2017 - 12:36pm
May 9, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo

Lou Sager has tendered his resignation as sheriff for Lac qui Parle County effective May 15.
Lac qui Parle County again needs a sheriff
May 9, 2017 - 7:26pm
March 31, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
CCT, Prairie Five among recipients of $24M in state grants to expand rural transit
March 31, 2017 - 5:23am
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