Want to learn all about Ely – including broadband? Check out MPR on July 13

Yesterday I woke up and had a lovely walk in the fields of Luverne and visited a livestock operation. (To be fair looks beautiful, smells strongly.) I ended my day back in St Paul with a little minor league baseball and a walk home past the majestic St Paul Cathedral. BUT most folks don’t get to see so many side of Minnesota that way. So I’m thrilled that MPR (MN Public Radio) is featuring a day in Ely on July 13. It’s a good chance to remember that Minnesota isn’t only your own backyard.

They are planning a live broadcast on Thursday, July 13 (11 am to 1 pm) from Whiteside Park in Ely – followed by broadcasts from our Classical service and The Current. It’s a good chance for anyone with a radio to learn about one corner of the state and I happen to know broadband is on their short list of topics to discuss. (Hope that wasn’t a secret!)

Careful readers may remember that Ely is part of the IRBC project. With support and guidance from Blandin and IRRR, the community is working on ways to better use broadband in the area. It’s been a great way to unite a community that doesn’t always see eye to eye with their neighbors.

Want to learn more? Set your dial to MPR on July 13!

This entry was posted in Blandin Foundation, Conferences, IRBC, IRRRB, MN by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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