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Administration Announces $1 Billion Initiative to Launch Health Care Innovation Awards
May 15, 2013 -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will provide funding to test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.
USDA Administrator Speaks to Telecom Leaders, Meets with Rural Stakeholders in North Dakota
May 15, 2013 -- In his keynote address today at the Telecom Operators Conference in Fargo, Acting USDA Rural Utilities Administrator John Padalino highlighted the importance of telecommunications in providing economic opportunity. The event brought together over 900 industry leaders from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and others from the surrounding region.
Rural Minnesotans Less Optimistic about Jobs, Economy
May 10, 2013 -- Post-Bulletin, (MN) article reports that rural Minnesotans are less optimistic about the economy than people in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, according to a new study by the Blandin Foundation.
Sen. Franken Pushes to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Rural Communities and Businesses
May 9, 2013 -- PoliticalNews.me article reports that U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) pressed for legislation to help ensure that the federal government is doing everything it can to bring affordable high-speed Internet access to communities and businesses in rural areas of Minnesota and across the country.