State Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing recently was recognized as a “Legislator of Distinction” by the League of Minnesota Cities for his work promoting the expansion of broadband Internet connectivity to rural areas that lack access.

Schmit introduced legislation that created a fund to promote investment in new broadband infrastructure throughout the state.

Legislators of Distinction are annually approved by the league’s board of directors. Schmit was one of 12 senators to receive the award.

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