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Two rural telephone cooperatives will vote again on merger


CHOKIO -- Two rural telephone cooperatives are asking their patrons for a second time to approve their merger.

Patrons with the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Bellingham and Federated Telephone of Chokio will cast ballots Thursday on whether or not to create a merged cooperative known as Advanced Communications in Rural America.

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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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