Also In Charles City on the 4th, the governor recognized the community as Iowa's 17th certified Connected Community. City officials reported on Charles City's continuing efforts to enhance broadband access for citizens, including participation in an IAMU-coordinated fiber transport network feasibility study. CLICK HERE for a story about the Charles City stop in the Mason City Globe Gazette.
On March 6th, Governor Branstad visited New Hampton Light Plant. Branstad discussed his lobbying efforts with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to modify RICE rules to benefit small utilities like New Hampton that rely on diesel engines for emergency power generation. CLICK HERE to see the story at the New Hampton Tribune website.