By Dan Reed 

Broadband and next year's budget dominate board talks


August 5, 2022

Carlton County commissioners gave their support for a $400,000 broadband internet grant during their meeting Monday, July 25.

The board instructed economic development director Mary Finnegan to write a letter of support for the Border-to-Border grant application being filed by Consolidated Telephone Co.

Due by Thursday, Aug. 4, the grant would help cover $984,790 in costs for Brainerd-based Consolidated Telephone to lay fiber optic cable past 246 homes in northern Cloquet.

Consolidated Telephone has also proposed a broadband extension to include 92 homes in western Thomson Township at an a...

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