Year: 2020

What a year

Here’s to blue skies ahead in 2021.   By Marnie Werner, VP of Research & Operations Okay, it’s been a crazy year, right? Who would have imagined on January 1 of 2020 all the things we’ve been through by Dec. 31? For many of us, it was a sad, frustrating year. All our personal plans ...

Hutchinson Leader: Two McLeod County Highway 212 roundabouts funded

EXCERPT: “Two of 13 projects that have received funding to improve Minnesota’s freight transportation network are in McLeod County. The first project, which is to construct a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and Morningside Drive in Glencoe, is slated for 2024. The second project, which is to construct a roundabout at the ...

Forum News Service: Moorhead area legislators call for regional approach to COVID-19, assistance for border communities

EXCERPT: “Legislators from the Moorhead area discussed their plans to assist border cities and their businesses in advance of the legislative session which begins Monday, Jan. 4. Sen. Kent Eken, D-Twin Valley, Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, and Rep.-elect Heather Keeler, D-Moorhead, joined Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the roundtable discussion, which was ...

MinnPost: The feds just announced over $400 million for rural broadband in Minnesota — three quarters of it is going to one small company with limited fiber optic experience

EXCERPT: “The Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that more than $408 million of a $9.2 billion national broadband grant program would be spent over 10 years on developing high-speed internet in rural Minnesota. That $408 million is the fourth largest sum for any one state, putting Minnesota behind only California, Mississippi and Arkansas. While local broadband ...