CORY HEPOLA

3 RURAL BY CHOICE.

WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME?

Born and raised in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, Cory is the Host, Writer, and Co-Producer of “Rural By Choice,” a docuseries showcasing the pride and principle behind Minnesotans who choose to live in rural communities. 

Turning 40 years old, Cory reflects on his rural upbringing only to realize that as a teenager he was in such a hurry to leave that he never fully appreciated his roots in Otter Tail County. Now, as a husband and dad, Cory sets out to discover what he overlooked, and what’s changed about the place he loves.

Season 1 of “Rural By Choice” gained hundreds of thousands of views, was selected into the 2021 Twin Cities Film Festival, and was prominently displayed in New York City’s prestigious Times Square.

WATCH HERE.

The series has been picked up for a Season 2 (debuting Fall 2022).