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