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Disheveled Theologian: Count it all joy!
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Looking Back: 1992 -- Three retiring from Worthington post office
Disheveled Theologian: Reachout, and lessons of God's work
“Women Seeking God: CREATE” to take place Oct. 27-28 in Worthington
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Wassenaar 50th anniversary
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Nobles County Board of Commissioners Drainage Final Hearing
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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
January 3, 2016
Dayton wants $100 million for rural web access
ST. PAUL — Jody Reisch lives just a mile outside of the southwest Minnesota city of Luverne but rented an office in town to do his work. The costly Internet at home is too slow and unreliable to share the large files he needs as an insurance underwriter. Even when it is at full...
January 3, 2016 - 7:53pm
‘As important as textbooks’: Franken, others talk merits of broadband in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving...
September 3, 2015 - 9:44pm
July 21, 2015
Broadband grant on its way
WORTHINGTON — In a meeting that lasted little more than an hour Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners learned a $25,000 grant the county sought from Blandin Broadband Communities will likely be officially awarded today. The funds require a 100 percent match — some of which...
July 21, 2015 - 8:09pm
March 31, 2015
Column: Let's keep moving forward on border-to-border broadband
By MARGARET ANDERSON KELLIHER ST. PAUL — In today’s always-connected world, it’s tough for many of us to imagine life without our computer and our smartphone, and the high-speed Internet that helps us connect with businesses, health care, schools, friends and family. But...
March 31, 2015 - 7:22pm
February 18, 2015
Senators link Greater Minnesota bills
ST. PAUL — Five Democratic senators serving Greater Minnesota on Wednesday linked bills that each sponsor into an overall initiative that they say would provide better training and housing for workers. Among the bills are ones to: Hire career counselors at workforce centers...
February 18, 2015 - 9:01pm
January 27, 2015
Letter: Stop creation of Internet 'slow lanes'
By Dylan Young, Windom I am very concerned about Big Telecom giants forcing websites into a slow lane on the Internet, and the FCC just announced it is going to make its final decision on this in a matter of weeks. Telecom giants should not be allowed to slow down my favorite...
January 27, 2015 - 5:04pm
A state divided: High-speed Internet service no guarantee in MInnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans only need to look at the first two counties on an alphabetical list to understand the Internet disparity between rural areas and those in big cities. Recently released figures show that just 0.06 percent of the rural northern Minnesota Aitkin County households...
November 27, 2014 - 8:52pm
October 19, 2014
Woodstock partners with telecoms to benefit business network solutions
RUTHTON — Woodstock Telephone has forged a partnership with five other southern Minnesota telephone companies, an Iowa provider and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based SDN Communications in an effort to create better and more affordable network connectivity and Internet services for regional...
October 19, 2014 - 3:11pm
August 24, 2014
More than a challenge
WORTHINGTON — When brothers Pat and Mark Thier accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that is sweeping the nation, they didn’t seek out an...
August 24, 2014 - 8:33pm
July 28, 2014
MVTV continuing its regional growth
WORTHINGTON — Sometimes, bigger isn’t better. MVTV Wireless is a local wireless provider serving a large portion of southwest and central Minnesota — a combined area of more than 20,000 square miles — and well over 6,000 customers. To add to that, the company is always...
July 28, 2014 - 4:55pm
June 23, 2014
Need for speed: Expanding MN high speed Internet
SPRING GROVE — John Socha once yearned to work from his Spring Grove home but was crippled by out-of-date technology — notably his excruciatingly pokey rural Minnesota dial-up Internet access. So Socha, a creator of digital-audio content for radio, had to journey nine miles...
June 23, 2014 - 10:28pm
March 31, 2014
Obamacare website stalls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The federal website for U.S. consumers to enroll in private health insurance under Obamacare ran into problems twice Monday, amid a surge of people trying to access the site hours before a midnight deadline to sign up for coverage. Technical issues that barred...
March 31, 2014 - 8:40pm