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Mary Quick, back right, coordinator with the Computer Commuter, assists Pat Craigmile of rural Dawson, foreground, on a laptop computer in the mobile laboratory during a visit to Boyd. (Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny)

Big leap across digital divide in Lac qui Parle County, Minn.

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BOYD -- Lac qui Parle County is about to leapfrog the rural-urban technology divide by extending broadband Internet access to all corners of the county.


Before all of the fiber-optic cable gets there, Mary Quick is helping all the people who have a far bigger jump to make: They are making the transition from the keyboards of manual typewriters to those of modern laptop computers.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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