Friday, July 10, 2015

Asche changing the narrative on Minnesota's small towns

Kelly Asche (MPP '12) was recently quoted extensively in his work as a program coordinator with the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris in both the Star Tribune and MinnPost.

The MinnPost article begins:

"In his regular travels to small Minnesota towns, where he discusses economic and demographic trends in rural areas and takes the pulse of local leaders, Kelly Asche hears a common lament: Too many young people are moving away. While it’s an understandable and real sentiment, he refuses to join in the despair.

“For some reason, people often think that success means keeping all of their 18 year-olds – that they have to have every single age group in town completely engaged,” said Asche, a program coordinator at the Center for Small Towns, a branch of the University of Minnesota, Morris."

Read more of the MinnPost article.

Read the Star Tribune article.

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