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Roseau Electric Cooperative (REC) line-worker Ross Nelson will be spending this summer building out miles of overhead and underground fiber-optic cable for his co-op’s expanding network.

It’s hard work, but not harder than his task last summer – seeing his son, Jarrett, off to basic training for the U.S. Marines.

“The Marines can’t have their phones for 13 weeks during boot camp,” Nelson said, a photo of his uniformed son tucked in his wallet. “They can still rely on letters in the mail, so my wife got an app that’s called Sandboxx.”

Nelson explained that Sandboxx allow...

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