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Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, as next EPA chief
Crow Wing County: Voters surge in 2018 midterms, nearly rivaling 2016
Trump says he's finished writing answers to questions from Mueller
Mueller promises more details on Manafort case in 10 days
Police Blotter - Nov. 16
Tragically unhip CBS is trying to become cool - and change the future of digital entertainment in the process
Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that's a problem.
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
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Dance Team: Warriors to host 5 teams in opener Monday, Nov. 19
D-III player apologizes for vicious hit that went viral
Mountain Bike: C-I, Anderson close out winning season
Girls State Swimming: Warriors season ends in prelims
Wilson, Seahawks drive past Packers
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Kindness is Contagious: The perfect love story is always filled with kindness
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Ideal snowmaking conditions make for early season start for Minnesota ski hills
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Matt Straw
Manvel, N.D., couple brings baby along for the hunt
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Ministry in a new way, new location for First Presbyterian
Clergy View: Back pew reflections
Church News - Nov. 16
What you might not know about the Christmas tree
Life after Katie: How Minnesota family remembers her by promoting mental health awareness
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'Seussical' brightens Pequot Lakes stage
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Roy Clark, country star who hosted 'Hee Haw' variety show, dies at 85
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The Regional Report: PUC investigates service practices of Frontier Comm.
AITKIN Hunters will have more land to cover next year following approval of an archery special hunt in the city of Aitkin, the Aitkin Independent...
September 16, 2018 - 3:00am
January 14, 2018
The Regional Report: State denies broadband grant for Mille Lacs
AITKIN Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin will have a new CEO, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. Chad Cooper will leave the post after...
January 14, 2018 - 5:00am
November 20, 2017
Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference
Resilient Region leaders joined more than 150 broadband leaders from across rural Minnesota last month to compare approaches to expanding access...
November 20, 2017 - 10:00am
October 27, 2016
UPDATED: FCC approves new broadband service privacy rules
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 to adopt new privacy rules that will subject broadband internet service providers to more stringent requirements than websites like Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc or Alphabet Inc's Google. The...
October 27, 2016 - 11:37am
October 13, 2016
Election 2016: Senate candidates debate wide array of issues
The two candidates vying to represent District 9 in the Minnesota Senate debated Thursday night on Lakeland Public Television. Incumbent Sen....
October 13, 2016 - 10:45pm
October 4, 2016
Reader Opinion: Internet access
Don Davis in a recent Capitol Chatter story in the Dispatch, suggested that introducing broadband to rural areas will encourage exodus to the cities, as access to speedy internet service will open worlds of employment opportunities. Good point.
October 4, 2016 - 8:31pm
September 18, 2015
Meeting addresses broadband access in Aitkin County
County and state government officials and others gathered Thursday at Aitkin City Hall to discuss expanding broadband access in Aitkin County, which ranks last in Minnesota for high-speed Internet access. "We have had some success in extending access within the district through the...
September 18, 2015 - 9:29pm
April 7, 2015
Guest Opinion: Let's keep moving forward on border-to-border broadband
In today's always-connected world, it's tough for many of us to imagine life without our computer and our smartphone, and the high-speed Internet that helps us connect with businesses, health care, schools, friends, and family.
April 7, 2015 - 11:46pm
February 25, 2015
Guest Opinion: Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn't nice, it's necessary
In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act, which provided assistance to rural communities that lacked access to electrical lighting - replacing kerosene and wood stoves with alternating currents and wires. The Rural Utilities Administration would later...
February 25, 2015 - 3:05pm
February 5, 2015
Reader Opinion: Broadband infrastructure grants
This week the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced nearly $20 million in grants for broadband development in greater Minnesota. Those funds were made available under a program created last year, the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant...
February 5, 2015 - 11:00pm