Rep Fischbach visits Thief River Falls – talks about importance of broadband (Pennington County)

The Grand Forks Herald reports on Representative Fischbach’s recent visit to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls…

Making sure northwest Minnesota residents have good broadband that will give them access to things like telemedicine and education is another issue on which Fischbach is working. Without good internet access, people will lose out on the benefits they provide.

“We have to make sure that individuals have the opportunity to get that to their doors,” she said.

In Pennington County, almost 97 percent of households have access to 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. Unrelated to broadband but potentially of interest…

Arctic Cat needs to hire more employees to meet production demands, said Troy Halvorson, Arctic Cat vice president. The company has openings for upwards of 100 to 150 employees to add its team of 613 at the Thief River Falls manufacturing plant, he said.

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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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