UMVRDC surveys Local Units of Government every year. They ask a number of questions to help list the most important topics needing attention. Between 2019 and 2020 broadband went from number 4 on the list to number 2!
The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a five county development agency providing services to local units of government. Its membership is comprised of representatives of townships, cities, counties, school boards, and public interest groups. Geographically, the UMVRDC represents the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine.