Wisconsin State Sen. Julie Lassa says $6 million spread over four years for broadband expansion is not nearly enough. She introduced an amendment that would have increased Wisconsin’s investment in rural broadband to $10 million annually. This compares to what neighboring Minnesota has done, she says.
Brad’s Market in rural Minnesota is bucking the trend of small town grocery stores. The store is “seeing steady business from its loyal customer base.”
An economic index created by Creighton University shows that “rural business conditions have deteriorated in Missouri.” The survey tracks the economy in 10 regional states. It has recorded “below-neutral” growth in Missouri for five straight months.