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Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
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Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
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DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Donald W. Anderson
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Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
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Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
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On The Street
February 10, 2017
LETTER: Digital divide in rural America
To the editor: Access to the Internet. The Internet is now considered a basic human right; it is how people find employment, handle their finances, receive an education, work, and receive medical care. However, not everyone is able to use the Internet to its full potential, due primarily...
February 10, 2017 - 9:00am
January 13, 2017
Faster connections for Douglas County
Help is on the way for nearly 300 households and 39 businesses in Douglas County that are frustrated with slow, unreliable Internet connections. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced grants totaling $34 million for 42...
January 13, 2017 - 6:00am
July 8, 2016
$35 million in broadband funding available
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin taking applications on Friday, July 22 for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. The $35 million in funding, which was approved during the 2016 legislative session, went into effect...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
EDITORIAL: It's time to invest in broadband, transportation
Minnesota is falling significantly behind on its infrastructure in transportation and broadband around this state, while the legislators sit around in endless debate on how to solve the problem. Everyone seems to agree there is a dire need for adequate funding for transportation and...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
COMMENTARY: Broadband Internet isn't nice, it's necessary
By Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, St. Paul, MN 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....
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
November 15, 2013
Bringing broadband to Greater Minnesota
Gary Evans provides keynote address at gathering of city leaders
November 15, 2013 - 8:39am
September 18, 2013
From books to broadband
The governor's task force on broadband held a meeting on September 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. The meeting began with a welcome by Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson and an Introducing Libraries presentation by Jennifer Nelson of the State Library...
September 18, 2013 - 6:35am
March 25, 2013
Senate approves measure that supports broadband access for rural areas
U.S Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that the U.S. Senate has approved a bipartisan amendment they introduced to promote investment in broadband infrastructure for rural areas. The amendment is part of the Senate's 2014 budget blueprint that passed...
March 25, 2013 - 10:16am
September 5, 2010
High-speed Internet service needed for rural Minnesota
Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that needed just two...
September 5, 2010 - 10:10am
August 24, 2010
Rural Minnesota waits for high-speed Internet
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gunflint Lodge is a place Minnesotans go to get away from the modern world, but owner Bruce Kerfoot says there is one modern amenity that he absolutely needs to maintain a strong business: high-speed Internet. Kerfoot told a high-speed Internet summit Tuesday that...
August 24, 2010 - 4:11pm
March 27, 2010
Rural communities get nearly $5 million for broadband development
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday $4.8 million to increase broadband access in rural communities across Minnesota. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities...
March 27, 2010 - 2:22pm
March 7, 2010
Projects will improve broadband communications in rural areas
Twenty-two broadband infrastructure projects will give rural residents in 18 states or territories access to improved economic and educational opportunities, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced the funding Thursday. Money for the projects is being provided...
March 7, 2010 - 11:15am
November 28, 2009
Speedy Internet could boost rural Minnesota
November 28, 2009 - 11:36am
June 16, 2009
Klobuchar bill aims to save broadband money
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Minnesotans get frustrated enough with road construction and paying taxes that they should not have to put up with both when unnecessary, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says. The Minnesota Democrat and other U.S. senators are pushing a bill to require that when a state...
June 16, 2009 - 7:45am
March 4, 2009
New map shows broadband available to 92 percent of Minnesotans
A preliminary version of the broadband map ordered by the Legislature last session has been made public. It was presented to the Senate Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee, the House Telecommunication Division, and the Broadband Task Force earlier this month. The...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am