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The Kandiyohi County commissioners reached a consensus this week, committing $1,314,386 to a project that will expand high-speed broadband to Dovre, Mamre, St. Johns and Arctander townships.
Andrew “Pete” Peterson, who was CIO of the California city since 2017, has joined San Francisco-based executive search firm Riviera Partners as its chief technology officer. His first day on the job was Monday.

Amanda Daflos, the chief innovation officer for the city of Los Angeles, has stepped down from her post to accept an executive position at the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addressed the opening session of the Forth Roadmap Conference this week, stressing the need to transform the transportation sector as a central effort to combat climate change.
Building on its existing 5G small cell networks with AT&T and Verizon, San Jose, Calif., asked the companies to shift expansion to neighborhoods of high need, creating a “virtuous cycle” to boost connectivity.
By slowing down drivers 2 miles per hour in strategic areas during high-risk times of day, the startup and its government partners found they could reduce highway crashes in Southern Nevada.
Polk County, Fla., has had a broadband advisory committee and broadband plan for years, but many residents still have trouble performing duties for school and work due to a lack of affordable high-speed Internet.
New research from the Union of Concerned Scientists found that as electric utilities phase out fossil fuels like coal, the electric cars they recharge far outpace gas-powered cars when considering overall greenhouse gas emissions.
Plus, Baltimore unveils a new data dashboard related to traffic stops; a Tennessee accelerator pushes to boost tech companies in the state; New Mexico seeks to improve Internet access and more.
Kehoe has garnered acclaim for his work with the largest county in the nation since he took on the role in 2017, as well as for his previous work as CIO for King County, Wash. Now he’s making the leap to the state level.
On May 28, hackers targeted St. Clair County, Ill., disabling many digital services. While the county has since restored 90 percent of the services, it hasn't commented on the source of the attack.
A cyber attack on the NYC Law Department has prevented lawsuits about the NYPD's handling of 2020 protests from moving forward. The city has dodged questions about whether it uses multifactor authentication.
The newly approved legislation would require any business that seeks to operate an on-demand electric scooter program within city limits to first enter into an Electric Scooter Use agreement.
The money, which also comes from a foundation and city, will allow the company to deploy its software in three municipalities in San Mateo County, Calif. — where houses are among the most expensive in the nation.
Expect to see more low-speed, autonomous shuttle projects developing into full-scale integrated transit services. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida plans to launch the first phase of AV shuttles into its transit mix by 2023.