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October 24, 2016
Letter: Kudos to Nobles County leaders on broadband efforts
By Kathy Annette, President and CEO, Blandin Foundation, Hutchinson Recently, a team from Blandin Foundation was in Worthington to celebrate the wrap-up of our partnership with Nobles County in the Blandin Broadband Communities Program. What we saw was impressive: a diverse group...
October 24, 2016 - 10:46pm
October 21, 2016
Capital Chatter: Minnesotans have more than two presidential candidates available
ST. PAUL -- Voters will face more than two choices for president on Nov. 8, even though just two are well-funded enough to have a chance. Minnesota voters see candidates from the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Independence, Legal Marijuana Now, the Socialist...
October 21, 2016 - 8:03pm
October 11, 2016
Letter: Vibrant rural economies need high-speed internet
By Kathleen Annette, President and CEO, Blandin Foundation High-speed Internet (broadband) is essential for rural communities to thrive, and even survive, in the 21st century. From our experience and many research findings, we believe this to be truer today than ever. Rural...
October 11, 2016 - 10:42pm
October 5, 2016
The bid for broadband: Nobles County, others seek more -- and faster -- internet access
WORTHINGTON -- A lack of high-speed internet is one of the biggest issues farmers and other rural Minnesotans have to deal with. Although Worthington residents have access to a high-speed connection, much of rural Nobles County does not. Nobles County was ranked 35th out of the...
October 5, 2016 - 9:52pm
September 30, 2016
Capital Chatter: Could broadband force rural exodus?
ST. PAUL -- A new study raises the question about whether rural communities actually grow because of broadband. "It may not be having the effect you want," one of the Oklahoma State University authors of an academic paper said. The paper, in a Southern Regional Science Association...
September 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
September 28, 2016
Nobles County makes strides in broadband thanks to Blandin Foundation
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County has put its focus on inclusion over the last two years, creating a bevy of resources for immigrants and refugees...
September 28, 2016 - 9:37pm
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