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PHOTOS: Groundbreaking for Charter's Kandiyohi County broadband expansion

Ten people using shovels in a dirt covered field to break ground for a new project.
Gene Kubesh, New London Township Supervisor and Vice Chair; Tim Renner, New London Township Supervisor; Doug Dietz, New London Township Supervisor and Chairman; George “Corky” Berg, County Commissioner; Rollie Nissen, County Commissioner (Broadband Committee Member); Roger Imdieke, County Commissioner (Broadband Committee Member); Mike Jorgensen, Charter Communications area vice president of field operations; Terry Manselle, Charter Communications director of field engineering; Larry Kleindl, County Administrator (Broadband Committee Member); and Patrick Haggerty, Charter Communications senior director of government affairs, break ground Monday, May 16, 2022, on the $800,000 broadband project made possible through their partnership.
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A man stands in front of a dirt covered field addressing attendees of a groundbreaking ceremony.
Patrick Haggerty, regional senior director for Charter Communications, addresses attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, May 16, 2022, for the $800,000 broadband project made possible by the partnership of local elected officials and Charter Communications.
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A woman stands in front of a dirt covered field and shovels topped with yellow hard hats speaking to attendees of a groundbreaking ceremony.
Amanda Duerr, director of government affairs for Charter Communications, addresses attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, May 16, 2022, for an $800,000 broadband project made possible by the partnership between local elected officials and Charter Communications.
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Eight people stand in a dirt covered field behind shovels topped with yellow hard hats.
Member of the broadband and advanced technology committee of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission pose Monday, May 16, 2022, for a groundbreaking photo for the $800,000 broadband project made possible through the partnership of local elected officials and Charter Communications. Members of the committee include David Sisser (from left), Ryan Nelson, Mark Boeschen, Michelle Marotzke, Roger Imdieke, Rollie Nissen, Larry Kleindl and Sarah Swedburg.
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Six people stand in a dirt covered field behind shovels topped with yellow hard hats.
Rick Wynn, construction coordinator; Amanda Duerr, Charter Communications director of government affairs; Terry Manselle, Charter Communications director of field engineering; Mike Jorgensen, Charter Communications area vice president of field operations; Scott Paris, supervisor of construction; Patrick Haggerty, Charter Communications senior director of government affairs, pose Monday, May 16, 2022, for a groundbreaking picture for the $800,000 rural broadband project made possible through the partnership of local elected officials and Charter Communications.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
Ten people using shovels in a dirt covered field to break ground for a new project.
Gene Kubesh, New London Township Supervisor and Vice Chair; Tim Renner, New London Township Supervisor; Doug Dietz, New London Township Supervisor and Chairman; George “Corky” Berg, County Commissioner; Rollie Nissen, County Commissioner (Broadband Committee Member); Roger Imdieke, County Commissioner (Broadband Committee Member); Mike Jorgensen, Charter Communications area vice president of field operations; Terry Manselle, Charter Communications director of field engineering; Larry Kleindl, County Administrator (Broadband Committee Member); and Patrick Haggerty, Charter Communications senior director of government affairs, break ground Monday, May 16, 2022, on the $800,000 broadband project made possible through their partnership.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
Two men standing in front of a dirt covered field and shovels topped in yellow hard hats speaking to attendees of a groundbreaking ceremony
Kandiyohi County Commissioners Rollie Nissen and Roger Imdieke address attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, May 16, 2022, for the $800,000 broadband project made possible by a partnership between Kandiyohi County and Charter Communications.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
Four Kandiyohi County Commissioners and two representatives from Charter Communications stand in a dirt covered field behind shovels topped with yellow hard hats.
Kandiyohi County Commissioners Corky Berg, from left, Rollie Nissen, Roger Imdieke, and Duane Anderson with Charter Communications representatives Amanda Duerr, director of government affairs, and Patrick Haggerty, senior director of government affairs, are shown Monday, May 16, 2022, at a ceremonial groundbreaking for a broadband project.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A man in a suit stands in front of a dirt covered field and shovels topped with yellow hard hats.
Mike Jorgensen, area vice president of field operations for Charter Communications, talks Monday, May 16, 2022, to the people gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $800,000 broadband project made possible by the partnership of Kandiyohi County and Charter Communications.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune

Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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