The Federal Reserve found that over 40% of rural counties lost bank branches in the five years to 2017.
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Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham once called Red Lake County, Minnesota the "worst place to live in America." Now? He lives there.
Some expect economic benefit from a casino in the works. Others question whether it will change the community.
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Jessi Roberts knows how it's done.
Efforts to expand broadband service in rural areas got a boost from the budget bill approved this week on Capitol Hill. Under the deal, the Department of Agriculture will receive $550 million to support broadband infrastructure in rural, underserved areas.…
Twenty states are raising their minimum wages as we usher in 2019.
You might have done a lot of online shopping this holiday season, and you’re not alone — more than 1 billion items were shipped for free in the United States this holiday with Amazon Prime, the company reported. And with…
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The geographic digital divide is wider than ever.
When you think of high rents and overcrowding, you probably don’t think of farmland. However, according to a new report by the Urban Institute, rural communities are facing a lack of affordable housing, just like more densely populated urban areas.…
About a decade ago, some in this country saw fracking as the solution to decades of economic decline. But others were determined to stop it.