Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

House DFLers join with students to push for broadband funding

The House DFL caucus held a press conference yesterday to tout its proposal to provide $25 million in state funding to help bring high-quality broadband infrastructure to unserved (no service) and underserved (poor service) areas. Lawmakers were joined by high school students from Mora, who described how inadequate Internet service hampers their ability to do research, apply for scholarships and turn in assignments.

You can watch the full press conference below:

GMNP honored at Progress Minnesota awards reception

 

GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman (right) accepts the Progress Minnesota award from Steve Jahn, publisher and vice president of Finance & Commerce.

GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman (right) accepts the Progress Minnesota award from Steve Jahn, publisher and vice president of Finance & Commerce. (Photo by Finance & Commerce)

The GMNP was among the 27 honorees of Finance & Commerce’s Progress Minnesota awards, which recognize individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that are driving economic growth and development in innovative ways. Executive Director Dorman accepted the award on behalf of the GMNP at a reception on April 10.

Finance & Commerce, a publication that covers business in Minnesota,  recognized the unique role the GMNP plays in Minnesota and listed some of its successes for those in attendance at the reception. Continue reading