Erin Murphy boosts broadband for rural areas

Crookston Times reports on Gubernatorial hopeful Erin Murphy…

Former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives Erin Murphy is in the run for the governor seat in 2018 and hopes to build the state’s future by focusing on healthcare, pre-kindergarten education, broadband and transportation. Murphy, a registered nurse and DFL’er, paid the Times a visit to talk about her candidacy and keen interest in helping greater Minnesota thrive.

And her commitment to rural areas.

JB: What are you hoping to do for rural Minnesota, if elected?

EM: We need to remember when you get elected to spend time with people in the whole state and not just the metro area. The rural area is not the model and the metro area is not the model for the entire state. We will stand up and fight for our people in our communities wherever they are. We’d like to finish our commitment for broadband in all areas of the state; that’s important for families, healthcare and commerce. We also want to make a real commitment to transportation, healthcare and water quality. Those are the things we share and hold deeply as values. Whether they’re farmers, miners or developers, we all have a stake in it. That’s how I did my work as a nurse and I’ll do the very same thing as governor.

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

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