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Letter about Upcoming broadband listening session...


Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Upcoming broadband listening session...

To the Editor,

Rep. Greg Davids has announced a listening session about rural broadband internet service at 1 p.m. on Friday Dec. 18 at the Spring Valley Community Center. He has even invited an assistant House majority leader to join him.

It’s about time.

The pressing need for better broadband in rural Minnesota is old news. Unfortunately Mr. Davids and the House Republicans have sat on their hands. Fillmore and Houston counties especially have been shortchanged.

I don’t blame our service providers for this problem. In fact, I have been a satisfied DSL customer in Lanesboro for about 15 years. But, many of our rural neighbors do not have access to our level of service. This is wrong. Our local internet service providers need more help to improve rural broadband.

I blame Rep. Davids and his party for our lack of progress. They have opposed adequate funding for rural broadband.

Thanks mostly to Gov. Dayton and pressure from Democrats, some progress has been made. Thirty million in state dollars has been awarded in the past two years for 32 rural projects. But Mr. Davids has failed in his advocacy for his district. Not a dime of this money has helped Fillmore or Houston counties.

This issue is important. Excellent internet infrastructure is key to economic progress in the future. If we want jobs, good education and young people in Fillmore County, this issue needs to be on the front burner.

If you happen to not be working at 1 p.m. on Dec. 18 and have nothing else to do the Friday before Christmas, you may want to drive to Spring Valley to ask Mr. Davids why he is finally pretending to have vision after so many years of dragging his feet on investing in rural broadband infrastructure.

Frank Wright

Lanesboro, MN

Clarification

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

In the November 30, 2015 front page article titled “Cheryl Krage named Director of Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce”, it was implied in the headline that Cheryl was taking the position of Director for the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Three ..... 
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Lanesboro students continue to score at or above state average

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Hannah Wingert The Lanesboro School Board met on November 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. Treasurer Lolly Melander gave the treasury report. The Lanesboro school district currently has a bank balance of $427,433.92. Pam Ristau reviewed the 2014-15 a ..... 
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Cheryl Krage named Director of Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce

By Beth McManimon

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Cheryl Krage has accepted the position as the new Director for the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce. Though she originally grew up in Milwaukee and spent some time working in Washington DC, she and her husband decided to settle in this area in order t ..... 
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Merwood Storhoff

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Merwood Storhoff, age 74, of Lanesboro, MN died Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Merwood Gale Storhoff was born on January 23rd, 1941, in Lanesboro ..... 
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Ardis Corrine Johnson Rahn

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ardis Corrine Johnson Rahn, 90, of Lanesboro, Minnesota passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN on Thursday, November 26, 2015. She was born on February 20, 1925, near Highland, MN to Peter J. and Cora J. Johnson. She ..... 
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Lanesboro to participate in Small Business Saturday with “Winter Windows” event

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

In an effort to encourage holiday shopping close to home, the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday®, presents several events on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, Small Business Saturday 2015. Lan ..... 
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Letter about Word on the Web...

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Word on the Web... To the Editor, The idea of having space for commentary and opinions is to start a conversation. I appreciate feedback on what I write, whether it’s positive or negative. When readers remain anonymous, the comme ..... 
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News from the City of Lanesboro

Tue, Nov 10th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Lanesboro Public Utilities Department wishes to notify residents that water service will be interrupted beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing for up to 2 hours on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Streets affected will be: Ridgeview Lane, Hillcrest, E ..... 
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