Otter Tail County welcomes broadband help with Lead Fellow Carter Grupp

Otter Tail County reports on the new support for better broadband in the community. I’ve met Carter; seems like he’s doing a great job. It’s great to see the community so excited and supportive…

Lead For America, Land O’Lakes, Inc., the Mayo Clinic, Midwest Dairy and Scoular recently announced the placement of six American Connection Corps (ACC) Fellows in Minnesota. These Fellows will work to increase broadband access and digital literacy as well as contribute to critical community development initiatives in communities across Minnesota. Lead for Minnesota Fellow Carter Grupp was selected for placement in Otter Tail County to work with the county Community Development Agency (CDA) on broadband access throughout the county.

With support from the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, Amy Baldwin, Community Development Director for Otter Tail County, applied to host a fellowship in March 2021. The fellowship comes at a pivotal time when the County is making important investments in broadband development and access. As the selected Fellow, Grupp is not a county employee, rather his position is a two-year contract for service, with Otter Tail County as his host.

Grupp is a recent graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Political Science. The Lead For Minnesota fellowship interested him because it’s an opportunity for young leaders to initiate innovative solutions to complex challenges.

“Broadband access, digital literacy, and digital equity are becoming increasingly important to our businesses and communities. I look forward to making contributions in these areas to make Otter Tail County a competitive region to raise a family, start a business, and live your best life,” said Grupp.

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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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