AT&T launches 5G in area
FAIRMONT — AT&T’s* 5G network – the fastest
Nationwide 5G Network – is now live for consumers
and businesses in southwestern Minnesota. With this
deployment, consumers and businesses in Fairmont,
Worthington, Pipestone and Springfield with a 5G-capable
device and qualifying plan will now have access to
AT&T’s 5G service delivered using low-band spectrum.
“At a time when technology is proving to be even
more essential for communication, AT&T customers can
rest assured that our company is continuing to invest in
our network and new technologies to make connection
easier,” said Paul Weirtz, state president of AT&T Minnesota.
“We consistently work to provide better coverage
for Minnesota’s communities. And we’re investing
in our wireless network in southwestern Minnesota and
across the state to accomplish that.”
AT&T 5G offers nationwide connectivity on its lowband
sub-6 spectrum, which provides broadband coverage
that will ultimately offer a better wireless experience
with greater capacity and faster response times for businesses
Transit help in Kossuth County
ALGONA, Iowa — My Community Ride, a new
transportation assistance program developed to coordinate
transportation to assist individuals who are at or
below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, living
independently within the Region II transit area and who
are in need of transportation for medical appointments
or to assist individuals in combating social influencers of
health is now available in Kossuth County, Iowa.
There are some requirements for this service besides
the poverty level index, such as proof of income.
To find out more, contact North Iowa Community
Action Organization (NICAO) Family Resource Center
at 1-800-873-1899 or (641) 423-7766, email nicaooutreach@
nicao-online.org or text (641) 530-5428.
Their business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-
Friday, but are closed holidays.
South Dakota sets COVID records
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Hospitalizations from
COVID-19 in South Dakota broke records for the third
straight day on Tuesday as health officials reported 395
people in the state’s hospitals.
The state has seen the nation’s second-highest number
of new cases per capita over the last two weeks,
according to Johns Hopkins researchers. There were
1,226 new cases per 100,000 people, meaning that one
in roughly every 82 people has tested positive in the last
The Department of Health reported 989 new cases,
bringing the active case count to 11,188.