Duluth & St. Louis County prioritize broadband expansion at the Capitol

WDIO (out of Duluth) reports

The 24th annual Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol Days kicked off Wednesday and ended Thursday with a legislative virtual gathering.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other local elected officials shared what are considered the priorities for the 2021 legislative session. They include improving and expanding broadband access across the state.

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Bakk also talked about another bill introduced to spend about $120 million to expand broadband across the state, which he said is crucial throughout this pandemic and is something others agreed with.

“As far as priorities on the board we are always looking forward to broadband,” said Mike Jugovich, the St.Louis County Board chair. “As we look forward to the current session, one of our top priorities is maintaining for county aid and state mandated services.”

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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