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Representatives with Free Phone MN were in the area to help residents receive free phones. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Program looks to provide free phones to qualifying residents in west central Minnesota


WILLMAR — Plugged in and charging, cell phones covered a table top Tuesday at Heartland Community Action Agency in Willmar as their prospective owners spoke with representatives from Free Phone MN.

As the organization’s name indicates, the phones distributed at Heartland Tuesday, the St. Cloud library today and throughout the state are free.

So are 250 minutes of airtime each month for those who qualify, said Deb Brandt, Heartland’s community services director.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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