MN House District 5A: John Persell (DFL), Matt Bliss (R) – both support broadband

Bemidji Pioneer reports…

In the House race, incumbent Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, debated GOP candidate Matt Bliss, and in the state senate race, incumbent District 5 Sen. Justin Eichorn debated DFL candidate and current Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht.

The paper reported on both debates. It looks like broadband came up with John Persell (DFL), Matt Bliss (R)…

Both candidates expressed the need for a bonding bill. They also discussed potential ways to support educators and invest in broadband for distance learning.

It wasn’t mentioned in connection with the other two.

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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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