Sen. Al Franken will be busy in the southwest suburbs and exurbs Tuesday, delivering some meals on wheels to seniors in Eden Prairie and then participating in the groundbreaking of a broadband network in Carver County.
He’ll start at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie at 11 a.m. and pick up meals for two seniors. He’ll deliver them and chat with the recipients about the importance of the service.
The 2:30 p.m. broadband groundbreaking is at the Carver County public works headquarters in Cologne, where they’re building an 89-mile fiber ring that will run through all of the county’s 11 cities. An additional 32 miles of connections will hook up 80 public partners, including city, county and township governments, fire departments, schools, public safety towers, law enforcement agencies and a regional health care center.
Money for the project came from a $6 million stimulus grant in 2009.