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Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: 'FIND NOW'
Indian engineer shot dead in possible hate crime at Kansas City bar
ACGC selects new superintendent
J.C. Penney to shut 130 to 140 stores
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
January 27, 2017
Yellow Medicine County supports broadband study for unserved areas
GRANITE FALLS — Concerned that rural areas of the county could be left behind, the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners informally expressed interest this week in being part of a six-county broadband feasibility study. "If we drop this thing, guys, we're going to be...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
Kandiyohi County broadband projects receive nearly $6 million
WILLMAR — Local leaders greeted the announcement of broadband grant funds Wednesday with enthusiasm, calling it good news for rural Kandiyohi...
January 11, 2017 - 11:07pm
Kandiyohi County broadband projects win state funding
WILLMAR – Broadband internet service will be expanded in Kandiyohi County thanks to nearly $6 million in state grants that were announced this...
January 11, 2017 - 8:40am
January 10, 2017
Letter: Constituents still need broadband
Thank you to Kandiyohi County Board members Roger Imdieke and Rollie Nissen (West Central Tribune, Dec. 30) for trying to help Rep. Dave Baker...
January 10, 2017 - 10:47pm
January 4, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Broadband not a top 2017 topic
ST. PAUL — A new report says $100 million in state money is needed every two years to help expand broadband high-speed internet throughout Minnesota, but rural lawmakers have said relatively little about it leading up to the 2017 Legislature. In a series of Forum News Service...
January 4, 2017 - 11:30pm
October 24, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans have more than 2 presidential candidates available
ST. PAUL—Voters will face more than two choices for president on Nov. 8, even though just two are well-funded enough to have a chance....
October 24, 2016 - 7:13am
September 30, 2016
Ed Downey letter: Baker's broadband plan flawed
Priorities are Important! If you have been following the articles in this paper about Kandiyohi County partnering with Consolidated Telephone Company of Brainerd to expand internet services in the northern part of the county, you know that $500,000 of the $10 million cost of the...
September 30, 2016 - 1:29am
September 8, 2016
Kandiyohi County mulls financing options for broadband project
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County will likely issue bonds to cover its matching share of a state grant being sought to improve broadband services...
September 8, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 6, 2016
Northern Kandiyohi County is target area for broadband expansion
WILLMAR—Northern Kandiyohi County has been selected as the preferred area for a broadband expansion project that will be submitted next...
September 6, 2016 - 6:46pm
August 16, 2016
Feasibility study supports need for rural broadband in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR—Expanding broadband to all the areas of Kandiyohi County that are unserved or underserved will cost an estimated $60 million to...
August 16, 2016 - 8:10pm
July 6, 2016
Kandiyohi County signs letter of intent with broadband partner
WILLMAR—In the quest for better broadband, Kandiyohi County has a new partner—one that could bring internet improvements to underserved...
July 6, 2016 - 12:10am
May 25, 2016
Letter: Rep. Baker’s ongoing charade
I’ve been reading about Rep. Dave Baker’s “broadband charade” in proposing to spend a paltry $35 million on broadband around the state while Gov. Dayton says the need is at least $100 million. Sounds like putting out a forest fire with a Dixie cup full of water. Baker’s...
May 25, 2016 - 1:00am
May 3, 2016
Swift County approves bond for broadband internet
BENSON — The sale of $7.8 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday was the final step needed to launch a $12.5 million project to bring...
May 3, 2016 - 11:54pm
April 28, 2016
Editorial: It’s time to speak up on Kandiyohi County broadband survey
Kandiyohi County will be conducting a survey about broadband access in parts of the county in May, and the organizers need your help. If you...
April 28, 2016 - 10:00am
April 27, 2016
Minnesota broadband internet debate centers on cost, students, businesses
ST. PAUL — Ten percent of Litchfield School District students are so far away from high-speed internet connections that they cannot to do all...
April 27, 2016 - 11:17pm