Winthrop Resident and Businesses Start Petition Drive to Force Vote On $70 Million Network

When Dale Malheim retired from the Army last year, he never planned to be on the front lines in his new hometown of Winthrop, Minnesota.  But the more he learned about the $70 million proposed RS Fiber telecom network, the more he felt duty calling again. So Malheim began a petition drive to force a referendum, thus allowing  Winthrop residents a chance to overturn the city council’s recent decision to support the sprawling countywide broadband network.