- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The federal Rural Utilities Service is providing large loans to boost high-speed Internet access in southeastern North Dakota and day care service in the northwestern part of the state.

An $8.5 million loan will boost an effort to expand and upgrade high-speed Internet access in North Dakota’s Richland County and Minnesota’s Clay County. U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven say the loan will help the Red River Telephone Association complete a project to bury 145 miles of fiber optic cable so the company can meet growing demand.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says the Reservation Telephone Cooperative of Parshall is getting a $2 million loan for a day care facility in Watford City for 200 children.

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