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Rural Senate Democrats Host Press Conference, Twitter Town Hall on Broadband

Two Senate DFL leaders on broadband expansion are set to host a press conference and a Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, April 27. At 10:00am, Senators Lyle Koenen and Matt Schmit will be joined by Senate colleagues and statewide stakeholders as they speak with members of the press to update them on the ongoing discussions with House Republicans over the importance of broadband expansion in rural Minnesota.

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“Mondays with Matt” Mobile Office Continues April 4

Following a busy interim that included more than 40 visits to local school boards, city councils, county commissions, and soil and water conservation district boards throughout southeastern Minnesota, Senator Matt Schmit is continuing his efforts to stay in touch with constituents through a series of mobile office hours held across the district.

“Mondays with Matt” Mobile Office Continues Sept. 28

Following a busy summer that included more than 40 visits to local school boards, city councils, county commissions, and soil and water conservation district boards throughout southeastern Minnesota, Sen. Matt Schmit is continuing his efforts to stay in touch with constituents through a series of mobile office hours held across the district. The “Mondays with Matt,” […] Read more

“Woe is Lake Wobegon”

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last week, state Senator Matt Schmit (DFL- Red Wing) provided keynote remarks to the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the group’s annual conference in San Diego, California. The speech, entitled “Broadband Matters: Lessons Learned from Minnesota’s Story” focused on recent gains in Minnesota to create a well-respected […] Read more

Broadband Infrastructure Grant Applications due Sept. 15

Expression of interest window open until Oct. 1  SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Office of Broadband Development is accepting applications for the next round of Border-to-Border Broadband infrastructure grants through Tuesday, Sept. 15. This marks the second year of the program’s operation following a successful first round of grants that will extend high-speed Internet service […] Read more