The Bemidji Pioneer: Klobuchar talks with Northern MN educators about e-learning and broadband initiatives

EXCERPT: “In a conference call on Wednesday, April 22, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke with area school administrators and Paul Bunyan Communications about the roll out of distance learning, technology concerns and rural broadband development. Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Deer River Schools Matt Grose, Red Lake Public School District Technology Coordinator Ken Perreault and CEO of Paul Bunyan Communications Gary Johnson were all in on the call. Klobuchar said she hoped to gain stories and local perspectives to bring back with her to Washington to help gain support for a bill to help small broadband providers continue offering critical internet services and upgrades to students and low-income families in rural areas to ensure they remain connected to their school, work and communities during the coronavirus pandemic.” FULL STORY: