MN Milk Producers name Melissa Hortman legislator of the year – broadband a contributing factor

Congrats to Rep Melissa Hortman. Hoard’s Dairyman reports…

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association Board of Director named Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Brooklyn Park, as its 2019 Legislator of the Year. The presentation will take place during the organization’s annual Dairy Conference and Expo Dec. 3, 2019 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.

Part of her winning strategy? Broadband…

Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman was an integral part in securing the 2019 Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing budget that included investing $8 million for the Dairy Assistance Investment, and Relief Initiative, as well as, funding for mental health programming and high-speed broadband internet service in Minnesota’s rural communities. Hortman first took office in 2004, serving as Minority Leader beginning in 2017 and Speaker in 2019. She previously served as chair of the Energy Policy Committee.

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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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