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Rural ambulances face their own emergency

The Douglas County Ambulance. Photo by The Corsica Globe

Rural ambulance departments across the Dakotas, which have struggled for years to have enough volunteer EMTs, are hitting a tipping point: Some are not able to continue as they have for decades. Others will face decisions in the next few years. What’s changed? How will it affect rural communities? How are people thinking differently about how to treat medical emergencies in rural communities? Read More »

Rural Dakotas invest in the potential of fiber optic connections

Fiber optic illustration

Some communities in the rural Dakotas already have fiber optic Internet connections that have the potential to provide ultrafast download speeds. Less than 5 percent of connections nationwide are fiber all the way to the end user. Read More »

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