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Data: Sept. 24, 2016
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Data: Sept. 23, 2016
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August 3, 2016
Nobles County awarded broadband grants
GRAND RAPIDS – Blandin Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded 13 grants totaling $132,670 to assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed internet access and use in their communities.Blandin Foundation Community Broadband grants totalling $23,600 will support...
August 3, 2016 - 9:16pm
June 28, 2016
Franken staffer hears infrastructure concerns
WORTHINGTON -- Regional officials convened Tuesday at the Biotechnology Advancement Center in Worthington to take part in U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour. The discussion was led by Jake Schwitzer, Franken’s policy advisor. He was accompanied by Bree...
June 28, 2016 - 9:55pm
June 20, 2016
County considers proposal for rural broadband
WORTHINGTON -- Though the process has been under way for a while, more rural Nobles County residents are needed to complete a survey the county is conducting to measure public need and desire for broadband. During a special county board work session Monday, commissioners were presented...
June 20, 2016 - 9:52pm
June 5, 2016
Urban DFLers get broadband credit
ST. PAUL — Twin Cities Democrats are to thank for expanding broadband high-speed Internet in rural Minnesota, a Morrison County Democratic convention delegate said Saturday. Roman Witucki said rural Republicans did not come through with broadband money, despite a need in their areas....
June 5, 2016 - 9:02pm
April 29, 2016
Wireless hotspot use increases, but a Band-Aid to county’s demand for broadband
WORTHINGTON — The public desire for broadband today can be likened to the demand for electricity, indoor plumbing and the landline telephone...
April 29, 2016 - 9:40pm
April 27, 2016
Costs, students, businesses: Broadband debate zeros in on Greater Minnesota issues
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Ten percent of Litchfield School District students are so far away from high-speed Internet connections...
April 27, 2016 - 8:33pm
April 18, 2016
Broadband gets GOP support
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans edged up their proposed broadband spending Monday as they worked to wrap up their budget plan. The new figure of $40 million for two years is $5 million more than the GOP said it would push last week. It is short of $100 million sought by Democratic...
April 18, 2016 - 9:48pm
April 13, 2016
Broadband spending plans vary greatly
ST. PAUL — Republican Minnesota representatives propose spending $35 million to expand broadband high-speed Internet in the state, far less than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Democrats want. “Minnesotans are going to see a historic amount of broadband investment this...
April 13, 2016 - 9:19pm
March 25, 2016
A battle for broadband: Counties talk need for funding, partnerships and changes in regulations
SLAYTON — Broadband is to people today what electricity was a century ago. People don’t know what they’ve never had, but once they realize...
March 25, 2016 - 7:40pm
March 22, 2016
Discuss broadband issues with legislators
SLAYTON — The Southwest Regional Development Commission will host a coffee and broadband legislative discussion from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Center for Regional Development, 2401 Broadway Ave. Momentum is building to provide significant funding for rural broadband at the Minnesota...
March 22, 2016 - 8:54pm
March 18, 2016
Capital Chatter: Little money available in Minnesota for pre-kindergarten classrooms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants to increase education spending $77 million in the next year, mostly for his plan to offer classes...
March 18, 2016 - 9:49pm
March 15, 2016
Dayton's budget boost: Broadband and racial equity top governor's wish list
ST. PAUL — Giving all Minnesotans equal access to high-speed Internet and promoting racial economic equality are Gov. Mark Dayton’s top requests...
March 15, 2016 - 10:18pm
February 11, 2016
As others see it: Broadband a priority in Iowa, too
There was much fanfare last year when the Legislature passed and Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill designed to help expand broadband access. The goal, Branstad said, is “connecting every acre of Iowa to high-speed broadband.” But companies trying to expand said they’re concerned...
February 11, 2016 - 5:02pm
February 4, 2016
Faster broadband suggested as some rural areas remain behind
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota broadband task force recommends increasing state Internet speed guidelines even as many rural Minnesotans lack service at current, slower standards. A governor-appointed broadband task force suggests the state Legislature increase high-speed Internet goals...
February 4, 2016 - 9:32pm
January 25, 2016
Column: Broadband Internet isn't nice, it's necessary
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s rural communities are the economic and cultural backbone of our state. Rural communities provide Minnesotans with good job opportunities in a diverse range of industries from farming to forestry, and machinery to medical research. These towns power Minnesota’s...
January 25, 2016 - 3:52pm