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Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
Officials: Diversion Authority close to agreement with DNR before contact was cut
From passion to profession: Minnesota DIYer brings workshops 'up north'
Digging in to stand out
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Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
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November 9, 2015
Commentary: Feasibility study is vital step for broadband in Kandiyohi County
The Kandiyohi County Board last week took an important step to approve a broadband feasibility study so we know exactly where the gaps in service...
November 9, 2015 - 6:00am
November 6, 2015
Kandiyohi County takes right step on broadband
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners took a positive step this week toward addressing the broadband need in this county. County officials Tuesday voted unanimously to match up to $25,000 in funding for a Blandin Foundation grant application to conduct a broad feasibility study...
November 6, 2015 - 3:47am
November 4, 2015
County board backs broadband feasibility study
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners gave its backing Tuesday to a proposed grant application for a broadband feasibility study. Board members voted unanimously to contribute up to $25,000 in matching funds for the Blandin Foundation grant application. County...
November 4, 2015 - 11:51pm
October 15, 2015
Letter: No broadband support for Willmar?
During the 2015 legislative session, Willmar Rep. Dave Baker voted to send $2 million to the city of Annandale so its residents could enjoy high-quality broadband (HF 1437 on May 18). No similar money was targeted for Willmar, nor did Rep. Baker object to or attempt to remove...
October 15, 2015 - 12:01am
October 1, 2015
Letter: Baker falls short on broadband
On May 18 Rep. Dave Baker voted to earmark $2 million to the city of Annandale for broadband, while ignoring Kandiyohi County’s need for quality Internet service. Then, ironically, on Aug. 19 Baker put out a press release about applications for broadband grants and said, “Expanding...
October 1, 2015 - 1:00am
September 9, 2015
Opinion: Federal government can grow broadband
Driving from Ely to Duluth (recently),U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar suddenly lost cell service. ...
September 9, 2015 - 4:00am
September 4, 2015
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’ to education
ST. PAUL — Many rural Americans compare providing high-speed Internet connections to the years when telephones and electricity were moving...
September 4, 2015 - 12:36am
August 18, 2015
Video: Sen. Klobuchar hears needs for broadband during Willmar visit
Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Willmar Tuesday to listen to people’s needs for improved broadband internet service in rural Minnesota, including...
August 18, 2015 - 3:50pm
August 13, 2015
When the Internet goes down: Legislators get earful about lack of broadband in rural areas
WILLMAR — Del Thiery lives just two miles outside Willmar, but she and her family face the same challenges in obtaining a good Internet connection...
August 13, 2015 - 10:18pm
June 16, 2015
Frontier Communications to improve rural Internet
WILLMAR — Frontier Communications Corp. accepted $27.5 million from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband to more than 40,000 rural Minnesotans. Kandiyohi County is projected to receive $114,635 of the support for expanded broadband deployment by Frontier. Yellow...
June 16, 2015 - 11:56pm
June 13, 2015
Editorial: The 2015 Legislature’s failures for west central Minnesota
Despite what the GOP-controlled House, DFL-controlled Senate or Gov. Mark Dayton may tell you, the 2015 legislative session has turned out to be a disappointment for west central Minnesota. It seems no matter how hard they try, Minnesota’s three-legged government just cannot...
June 13, 2015 - 7:00am
April 20, 2015
Letter: Standing up for broadband
Those of us in Greater Minnesota know what a powerful tool broadband internet is for business and education. We need our schools and our businesses to be able to access information quickly, and move at the speed of 21st century technology.
April 20, 2015 - 5:14am
Minnesota Opinion: Spread broadband's benefits across Minnesota
Once you have broadband, once your workplace has broadband and once your community has broadband, it's easy to think that everybody has broadband. But everybody doesn't. In fact, across rural Minnesota, nearly 40 percent of households lack access to broadband service that meets...
April 20, 2015 - 12:12am
April 18, 2015
Editorial: Follow through on broadband pledge to Minnesota
For all their campaigning in 2014 on the importance of rural Minnesota, House Republicans in their budget proposal have chosen to invest $0 for the state's broadband assistance program. This is very disappointing for everyone in rural Minnesota. Rural Minnesota will...
April 18, 2015 - 5:00am
GOP adds $8M for broadband after rural objections
ST. PAUL — A week of intense criticism about lack of broadband funding in a House funding bill ended Friday with $8 million being set aside for high-speed Internet development.
April 18, 2015 - 12:01am