Small Towns News

Five social distancing activities that support rural Iowa

As each of us continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become abundantly clear—taking care of our community is a crucial component of our way of life in rural Iowa. I continue to hear stories of neighbors helping neighbors and families pitching in to lend a helping hand. This unprecedented situation has created real economic hardships for many rural Iowans, leaving many of us searching for ways to help out.

Join us in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Please join the Center for Rural Affairs as we embark on the Food Solutions New England 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together.

As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. By taking the challenge, made up of small daily email prompts delivered each morning from March 30 through April 20, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace.

A hometown strategy to a vibrant local community

I showed up a few minutes early for lunch to explore the one-and-a-half block downtown area of Edgerton, Minnesota. Despite the modest population of about 1,100, it is known for a few things—the traditional bakery, unique shops, and Dutch heritage.

South Dakota Legislative update - March 13, 2020

South Dakota’s Legislative Session has nearly reached its conclusion. Thursday was day 36 (out of 37) of the session and Monday was the deadline for all bills or joint resolutions to pass both houses. March 30 is considered the 37th and last day of the session and is reserved for gubernatorial vetoes.


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