Otter Tail County hires broadband advocate

Perham Focus reports

At their March 9 meeting, Otter Tail County commissioners agreed to pay $30,000 for a two-year position to focus on expanding broadband access.

It’s through an organization called Lead for Minnesota, which seeks to supply leaders age 21 to 30 to help rural communities with a variety of issues. In this case, the issue is broadband access, with Land O’ Lakes sharing the cost to place four of these leaders, called fellows, throughout Minnesota.

“Certainly broadband has been a topic for many years at the county,” said Community Development Director Amy Baldwin. “It piqued our interest.”

Having someone in that role would help Otter Tail County best leverage state and federal funding, which is becoming increasingly available, she said.

If you’re in the area and looking for a position you might be interested…

Lead for Minnesota will hire the person to fill that spot, and they will work in Otter Tail County for two years beginning in August. Baldwin said the county already has the funds to pay for the position.

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