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Lac qui Parle County wants to provide broadband service to educate and encourage residents to adopt computer technology into their lives. "We can't be good enough. We have to be striving to be the cutting edge,'' said Pam Lehmann, the county's EDA director. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Lac qui Parle County takes to the open road to put the digital divide in the past


Lac qui Parle County is taking to the road to put the digital divide behind it.

The county on Wednesday plans to unveil its "computer commuter,'' a mobile comp-uter laboratory that will off-er free Internet access and computer training to residents.

The modified, transit-style bus will be making regular visits to six different communities in the county. It holds seven different computer st-ations, one of which is handicapped-accessible.

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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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