UMN Extension highlight MIRC Classes

University of Minnesota Extension has provided dozens of classes in 18 Minnesota communities as part of the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities project. Today their Spring Source magazine highlights some of the success in the field from workshop attendees…

“We’ve diversified our commerce using sites like eBay and Etsy,” says arts advocate Lynn Kasma, a recent MIRC participant from New York Mills, Minn.

In Akeley, Minn., 79 percent of local businesses have taken advantage of the program; in Sebeka, Minn., 57 percent. More than 1,500 individuals have participated in the grant-supported workshops, benefiting the vitality of rural Minnesota.

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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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