Wilkin County policymakers are interested in broadband funding

The Wahpeton Daily News reports…

Minnesota Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, and Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, held a town hall meeting Friday, March 23 at Breckenridge City Hall, where they gave legislative updates and heard from their constituents. It was part of a two-day listening session held at various locations in west central Minnesota.

Senator Westrom spoke about his priorities for the session…

Westrom’s priorities this session include fixing Minnesota’s broken licensing and registration system (MNLARS), increase school safety and allow flexibility for districts to make local choices on improvements and pass a bonding bill that prioritizes highways and infrastructure, preserves existing state assets and invests in rural water treatment plants. Westrom also wants to continue investing in rural broadband, increase mental health funding and enhance the Ag Hotline for farmers, as well as continue the moratorium on ditch mowing regulations for farmers.

Wilkin County Commissioner Dennis Larson asked both legislators to continue supporting expansion of rural broadband services to the underserved and unserved areas of the state.

This entry was posted in Conferences, MN, Policy, 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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