Senator Smith requests funding for Northern MN – including for broadband

The Timberjay reports

Minnesota’s junior U.S. Sen. Tina Smith has filed a formal request for including approximately $26 million in next year’s federal budget to support multiple initiatives to benefit North Country communities.
Ely, Greenwood Township, and Orr would be the regional beneficiaries if Smith’s proposals make their way out of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration and into the overall FY2022 budget that goes into effect Oct. 1. Her requests include:

(I have pulled out the broadband projects only)

$5.5 million for Greenwood Township for fiber optic broadband access for Lake Vermilion areas of the township and surrounding areas.• $6.9 million for Bois Forte Tribal Government to provide fiber optic broadband access to the majority of Greenwood Township and its surrounding areas.

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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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