Dispatch from Northeast Minnesota

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Lake County is beginning work on a $70 million project to bring a fiber connection to every residence in Lake County and parts of Eastern St. Louis County.

But the project could be held up by a federal complaint by cable provider Mediacom. It links problems between a key person who helped set up the Lake County project and his former post with a financially troubled Vermont broadband project.

Bob Kelleher, who covers northeast Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, discusses the story and others on his beat during Morning edition with Cathy Wurzer

Bob also discusses the sale of Cirrus Aircraft to the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company, run by the Chinese government and the Polymet mining project.

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