MIRC Broadband Success: Stevens County computer at the American Legion

On our tour of the MIRC communities, we visited Morris and got a fun opportunity to learn about their mobile computer lab, their wireless network and their efforts to make computer available in all sort of places – such as the schools and the libraries – but also the American Legion.

It was fun to hear from the Mayor Sheldon Giesse of Morris, a veteran, about the computers in the American Legion. He talks about how now that a computer is available in the American Legion that folks are using it. Any of us who have a smartphone will recognize the signs. Someone asks a question – such as who won the 1992 World Series – and now the answer is at your fingertips.

One of the added benefits is that it is expected that access to computers will help the American Legion reach out to returning vets, who tend to be younger than the current members.

This entry was posted in Blandin Foundation, Funding, Government, MIRC, MN, Rural by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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