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Kyle Sagedahl wins youth essay contest

BEMIDJI - Paul Bunyan Communications has selected Kyle Sagedahl of Bemidji as the winner of this year's 2012 Youth Tour Essay Contest.

He will attend the 2012 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. June 2-6, with all expenses paid by Paul Bunyan Communications. Sagedahl is currently a junior at Bemidji High School.

The trip will feature a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications industry, including careers in telecom, the critical role telecommunications plays in rural America, and how legislative and regulatory decisions affect the industry.

The tour allows youth to meet with members of Congress who represent rural constituents. They also participate in educational sessions about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).