The report notes that rural job growth stagnation has coincided with the first-ever recorded net population decline in those regions, driven by a drop in the number of new migrants moving in. This means the unemployment rate in rural regions has not risen, since fewer people are seeking work.Read the rest of this entry »
Independence Day is a time for many of us to head to one of the 10,000 lakes for recreation, relaxation.
As a kid, getting the lake ready for the 4th of July began with picking all of the sharp rocks out of the swimming area. Next, my brothers and I scrubbed all evidence of geese and seagulls from the dock. This would be followed by raking, cutting, hoeing, mowing and pulling all kinds of slimy, stinky, thorny and leafy seaweed, grass, and other varieties of pesky submerged, floating and emergent plants.Read the rest of this entry »
In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” we are blessed to have an abundance of clean water. Our lakes, rivers and streams determined much of the settlement, commerce and recreation in our great state, and they still do today.Read the rest of this entry »
The Democrats rolled out their health care exchange. Making the same mistake as the federal Democrats a few years ago, they rammed through legislation with no involvement from the other side of the aisle. Not a single Republican voted for this bill. While the bill authors claim the legislation will increase competition, it mearly puts Read the rest of this entry »