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County will compete for search company's free high-speed network

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Wichita has offered to change its name. Duluth is offering up the names of its first-born children. All Dakota County has to offer is eager partners, cooperative governments and a tech-savvy population that could mean good business.


Bill Coleman believes that's enough to make Dakota County the "only obvious choice" for a high-speed fiber optic data network that Internet giant Google has offered to build free of charge somewhere in the United States.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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