Senator Franken’s team to talk infrastructure in rural Minnesota – July 26

I wanted to share an invitation to the following meetings. Broadband is one of the infrastructure topics that will be discussed. I am planning to attend the meetings and will take notes. The meetings are open to the public if you want to attend.

Senator Franken Staff would like to invite you to participate in a rural infrastructure roundtable in Owatonna on July 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM.  Your knowledge and insight would be greatly appreciated.  Please consider attending this event and/or forward to appropriate staff or organizations.

Our main goal is to listen and better understand greater Minnesota’s needs and challenges around infrastructure.  Rural Minnesota communities face unique challenges that the Metro area doesn’t. Transportation, housing, water infrastructure and broadband are all vital to keeping rural Minnesota healthy, and we’d like to hear more about the specific needs in your community. This is part of a listening tour to sit down with local leaders across Rural Minnesota and hear about their needs.  This event will be held with staff members of Senator Franken. We appreciate the help and support of [meeting partners].

We are inviting other representatives from local cities, counties, economic development agencies and businesses to participate in the roundtable and offer the general public to attend and offer a time to ask questions at end.  If you are unable to attend in person, feel free to send an email message with your input. [Or post a comment below and I will make sure they see it.]

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you on July 26th.

Here are the meetings happening that day:

July 26, 2016 at 9:00-10:30 AM
Owatonna Public Utilities
208 South Walnut Avenue
Owatonna, MN

July 26, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 PM
Stewartville Civic Center
120 City Center
Stewartville, MN 55976
Corner of Hwy 30 and 63

July 26 2016 at 4:00-5:15 PM
Winona County Board Chambers
177 Main Street
Winona, MN 55987

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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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