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Local broadcasting pioneer, community philanthropist dies

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WILLMAR — Bill Linder spent a long career in broadcasting but philanthropy was the passion closest to his heart.

“There’s no question that was important in his life,” said his son, Steve Linder. “He wanted to do more.”


Bill Linder died Tuesday at age 92. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church, where he was a longtime member.

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Anne Polta

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