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Two North Dakota counties lead all U.S. counties for the largest percentage increase in housing units from 2010 to 2020.
Rural Communities Will Benefit from a New Cooperative in Walsh County
Incorporated on April 19, 2021, the Rural Access Distribution Co-op (RAD) is a shared services cooperative providing residents of Walsh County with improved access to healthy food and other important items. This summer, the cooperative launched a food distribution network that unites three small-town grocers; delivers products to two communities without local food access; and aims to improve affordability, variety, and convenience for the people who live there. The following article by Dr. Hodur and Karen Olson provides some insight into this unique endeavor.
Dr. Nancy Hodur is the director of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University and has over 25 years of professional experience in applied research, public policy, and outreach education. Karen Olson is a research specialist for the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University.
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Highlighting measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota.
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