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Sen. Blunt visits Pike County, meets with local officials

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:43 am

Agricultural scientist Bob Perry expressed his concerns about rural internet connectivity in his conversation with Sen. Roy Blunt. Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-Journal

By Adam Thorp


A series of issues important to Pike County’s towns and rural areas were on the table when U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt visited Saturday morning.

Blunt visited the Eolia headquarters of Iron Horse Energy, a company that builds and maintains natural gas pipelines around the world.

A slate of local officials attended the sit-down discussion with Blunt, one stop in a three-hop trip through northeast Missouri.

On the wide-ranging agenda: rural broadband and internet access, flood abatement and other infrastructure issues, and job training.

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