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Citizens Alliance Bank welcomes Lalim
Edina Realty welcomes Block
Jennie-O promotes Giese
Meeker Light & Power seats board of directors
Kandiyohi County supports cooperative agreement for rail bypass
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
July 15, 2016
Social media abuse of nursing home residents often goes unchecked
Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive. When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo...
July 15, 2016 - 9:23am
April 12, 2016
Bird Island man sentenced in scheme to blackmail woman
OLIVIA — An online connection fostered on the socialization app “Meet Me” turned sinister when a Bird Island man blackmailed the woman...
April 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
January 23, 2016
Editorial: People speak up in defense of our city of Willmar
The West Central Tribune Thursday criticized a social media post about an alleged Willmar couple who painted a picture of diversity in Willmar that is distorted and was bigoted at the root of its argument. The original Facebook post by a west central Minnesota native, now living out-of-state,...
January 23, 2016 - 10:13am
January 21, 2016
Editorial: Our fair city of Willmar is doing just fine, thank you
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
January 21, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2015
Pregnant Minnesota TV meteorologist ridiculed over her appearance
AUSTIN – A southeast Minnesota TV station has sparked a trending Facebook post after sticking up for a pregnant employee. KAAL in Austin says...
November 25, 2015 - 9:02am
November 20, 2015
Records published Nov. 20
This is the records summary for Nov. 20. Harassment WILLMAR — Willmar Police received two reports from students saying they were being harassed on Facebook. Two students reported at 8:27 a.m. Thursday that they were being harassed using an account on Facebook. Another...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Minnesotan develops, plans to launch ride share app targeted at college students
FARGO – When Matthew Sullivan drives to Minneapolis, he pays close attention to the cars moving in the westbound lanes. "I see wall-to-wall...
October 28, 2015 - 5:14pm
October 21, 2015
To increase engagement, Twitter rolling out new poll feature
Twitter said it is rolling out a service that would allow users to run polls on their profile, in a bid to improve user engagement on the microblogging service. The poll will allow users to ask a question with two choices as answers, and will remain open for 24 hours,...
October 21, 2015 - 10:30am
October 3, 2015
Adult coloring club in Willmar offers women a unique place to escape the monotony of life
When Laura Deleski sought a new hobby, she chose one most people likely haven’t thought much about since the days of their youth: coloring. Once...
October 3, 2015 - 6:00am
March 10, 2014
Minn. lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota lawmaker who issued a tweet many called racist has apologized.
March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
October 31, 2013
Facebook shares recover as investors shrug off falling usage
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares steadied on Thursday after wobbling in the wake of post-earnings comments by company executives about slowing use and a strategy of not increasing the frequency of ads shown to users. Facebook shares breached the $50 mark in heavy premarket trading...
October 31, 2013 - 7:11am
September 19, 2013
Facebook's Zuckerberg says U.S. spying hurt users' trust
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.
September 19, 2013 - 9:54am
July 24, 2013
Businesses use social media in new ways to reach customers
Three months ago, Corn Capital Innovations had fewer than 100 likes on its Facebook page. Today, the business has 530 Facebook likes and counting....
July 24, 2013 - 12:58am
Social media tips for businesses
With terms such as "tweets," "pins" and "hashtags," learning the vocabulary of social media can be as difficult as learning a foreign language. For some businesses, the mere thought of jumping into social media can be enough to deter them from the idea. But social media is here to...
July 24, 2013 - 12:57am
June 12, 2013
Facebook introduces hashtags
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.
June 12, 2013 - 3:04pm