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Over 7,000 at Paul Bunyan Communications Cooperative Celebration


A view of the crowd.

(Bemidji, MN) (May 30, 2011) – A crowd of over 7,000 attended the Paul Bunyan Communications Annual Cooperative Celebration on Wednesday, May 25 at the Paul Bunyan Communications Headquarters in Bemidji.

The 55th Annual Business Meeting of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative was held prior to the Open House at 3:30 p.m. The meeting included reports for the 2010 fiscal year and re-election of board directors Kathy Peterson, District 3 and Jim Sutton, District 8.

The Cooperative Celebration was open to the public and featured a free walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew and Lueken’s Village Foods, door prizes, kids’ activities like face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, storytelling, animals and entertainment from the Headwaters Science Center, United States Tennis Association’s Quickstart Tennis, Concordia Language Villages, and special guests including Dora the Explorer and Cat in the Hat. The band GROCK from Grand Rapids provided the musical entertainment.

The band GROCK from Grand Rapids that performed at the event.

“This is a celebration of our cooperative, members, customers, and the region. It’s a one of kind event that brings the entire community together for a night of family, food, and fun. You won’t find an event like it and I could not be more proud of our team and all those involved who helped make it happen again this year,” said Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

Paul Bunyan Communications has been offering the latest in communication services to Northern Minnesota since 1952. Paul Bunyan Communications is a cooperative providing services that includes local and long distance phone service, Internet services through Paul Bunyan Net, television service through Paul Bunyan Television, and more.


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