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Fond du Lac’s high-speed internet boosts community during pandemic

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance profiled the work of Fond du Lac Band community leaders to bring high-speed internet to homes and businesses and community spaces on the reservation — a necessity for work and home life during the pandemic. Check out more about Fond du Lac’s broadband …

Give to the Max Day 2021

November brings many special and memorable times to Minnesota – Give to the Max Day is one of them! Created right here in Minnesota in 2009, GTMD (as it’s known) is a terrific opportunity to show your appreciation and generosity to organizations that matter to you. Large or small, in town or in the country, …

National Rural Health Day

Good health is important to having a good life, for yourself and in your community. Today – National Rural Health Day – take a few moments to consider your personal health, and learn more about health and health care in rural communities, and celebrate ordinary folks all across America making a difference in the health …

Rural newspaper documentary debuts Nov. 15

Newspapers are part of a rural community’s lifeblood. “Storm Lake” a new documentary about a Pulitzer-Prize winning paper in Storm Lake, Iowa, debuts today, and shows the many ways a paper informs, connects and supports a community. Read a review by the Daily Yonder and check your local public television listings for the Independent Lens …

Honoring rural Minnesota veterans

Itasca County is home to 3,825 veterans who answered their country’s call to serve. We honor their service and sacrifice today and throughout the year.

Rural Minnesotans Ready for Unprecedented Broadband Investment

Broadband champions gather at statewide conference to organize for anticipated federal funding Grand Rapids, MINN – “This is a game changer,” said United States Senator Amy Klobuchar about the pending federal infrastructure bill which includes $65 billion in broadband funding. Klobuchar joined more than 100 rural Minnesota broadband champions at the Building on Broadband: Inspiring …

Arrowhead Leaders Champion New Ways to Connect through Broadband Grants

Grand Rapids, MINN (Oct 13, 2021) – People living in Northeast Minnesota will have new opportunities to connect and strengthen their communities with the help of eight Arrowhead Intelligent Region (AIR) initiative grants. Nearly a half million dollars have been granted this year through the AIR program to propel community aspirations around digital access and …

Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11 this year, recognizes Native people across the United States, including in Minnesota and our local area. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the 11 native nations in Minnesota.

Video: Talking about Native Nations

This video from Native Governance Center, launched this week, offers straightforward guidance on ways to talk about Native Nations, Native lands and Native people. They also have a brief online guide if you’d like to learn more.

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