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A U.S.D.A. spokesperson says they're ready to help Native American tribes gear up to fulfill high-speed internet needs. Representatives of the state's tribes met last week in Mole Lake with the U.S.D.A's Leslie Wheelock, who directs the Office of Tribal Relations in the nation's capitol. She noted much of rural America is in need of high-speed internet access, especially on native lands. She says progress has been slow...   "....there are programs right now for broadband access through the...

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A top official says she hopes to create a better dialog between tribal governments in Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tribal Relations Director Leslie Wheelock met in Mole Lake with tribal representatives and organizations in the region under the U.S.D.A. umbrella. She says they want to get the word out about what they have to offer concerning economic development and a host of programs. She says that communication is one of the most difficult parts of her job as she has to...