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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 ...

Ep 13: The importance of rural grocery stores – Kathy Draeger, University of Minnesota Extension | Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

Kathy Draeger, the statewide Director of the University of Minnesota Extension –  Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, wants rural communities to see their local grocery stores as the assets they are. Small town grocery stores have been facing an uphill battle against increasing competition from the big national chains. In this interview, Kathy and Julie will ...