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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Douglas "Doug" A. Dickinson
Orrin "Bud" Edward Barnum
Susan Eileen Bessler
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
March 19, 2014
Editorial Fund rural Minnesota broadband
Minnesota will never be better positioned to start seriously expanding high-speed broadband into unserved and underserved reaches of the state. In the overwhelming majority of instances, those areas are rural districts and small towns, where there are too few customers per mile for...
March 19, 2014 - 10:36am
Border to border broadband is goal for rural counties
It’s high time that Minnesota was a leader in broadband,” Senator Matt Schmit told a crowd of community leaders from across the state gathered in St. Paul this week. “Broadband is the essential infrastructure for the 21st Century. Without it, rural Minnesota is not firing on...
February 19, 2014 - 11:37am
February 8, 2014
Editorial: Broadband needs to be addressed at state level
Access to broadband continues to be a concern in rural Minnesota and in particular Hubbard County’s lakes area. Recently, State Senator Matt Schmit visited several communities, including Park Rapids, to talk about the importance and need for reliable, high-speed Internet access. After...
February 8, 2014 - 1:03pm
November 12, 2013
Area broadband nets state attention
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI -- State government officials took suggestions Monday from those in Bemidji interested in getting...
November 12, 2013 - 8:29am
September 25, 2013
Survey to determine possible 2014 broadband expansion
By Anna Erickson email@example.com More rural Hubbard County residents are receiving access to high speed Internet as Paul Bunyan Communications continues its expansion into the area. Brian Bissonette, marketing supervisor for Paul Bunyan Communications in Bemidji,...
September 25, 2013 - 11:55am
July 16, 2013
More Minnesota households have broadband access but density is a challenge in rural area
WILLMAR - Recent research shows the number of Minnesota households with access to broadband at a minimum of 10 megabits-per-second download and 6 megabits-per-second upload has increased from 61.57 percent in October 2012 to 69.19 percent in June 2013. "We are glad to see these...
July 16, 2013 - 8:18am
June 5, 2013
Broadband expansion set for summer
By Anna Erickson firstname.lastname@example.org More Hubbard County residents will have access to broadband after upgrades this summer to Paul Bunyan Communications’ network. Brian Bissonette, marketing supervisor for Paul Bunyan Communications in Bemidji, said the cooperative...
June 5, 2013 - 10:54am
November 15, 2012
Broadband access increasing in Minnesota
BEMIDJI - Minnesota is making progress toward its broadband access goals, but a new study suggests Internet speed could be an issue in rural areas of the state in the future. According to a study released Wednesday by Connect Minnesota, almost 62 percent of Minnesota households can...
November 15, 2012 - 7:30am
August 11, 2012
Broadband service expands
Lines formed in the Emmaville Store this week as residents from three rural targeted areas arrived to complete permit forms allowing Paul Bunyan Communications to install a fiber optic telecommunications network on properties. Surveys were sent out in the spring to weigh interest...
August 11, 2012 - 1:00pm
August 8, 2012
Broadband workshop offered Aug. 13 in Bemidji
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation and the Blandin Foundation will co-host a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday Aug. 13 at Beltrami Electric in Bemidji to inform rural communities about the importance of broadband planning, deployment and use throughout the region.
August 8, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 26, 2012
Broadband expansion put on hold
The good news last fall of a $17 million broadband expansion in Hubbard County - providing high speed Internet to all - has been put on hold. Paul Bunyan Communications made the announcement in September of plans to extend underground fiber optic cable to an estimated 4,000 homes...
May 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
September 24, 2011
$17 million loan bringing broadband to rural areas
An estimated 4,000 homes and businesses in the Park Rapids telephone exchange will soon have state-of-the-art, underground fiber optic cable installed, affording high- speed Internet to all. Paul Bunyan Communications has been granted a $17 million loan through the USDA's Rural...
September 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
November 3, 2010
Broadband access needs addressed
Impact 20/20 is making a case for broadband access in northwest Minnesota. The group has formed a task force to examine the state of broadband...
November 3, 2010 - 1:00pm
October 20, 2010
Task force looks at broadband access issues
Impact 20/20 is making a case for broadband access in northwest Minnesota. The group has formed a task force to examine the state of broadband in the region and establish goals and strategies to address the challenges in developing widespread broadband access in area. In Hubbard...
October 20, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 17, 2010
New broadband network being proposed through Hubbard County
A Virginia-based telecommunications giant is proposing a Chicago to Seattle broadband network that would traverse Hubbard County. "We're proposing actually building what's called a broadband backbone," said Kristin Shulman, XO Communications Inc.'s vice president for external affairs. "Right...
March 17, 2010 - 1:00pm