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Three Fingers Sawmill moves showroom to New London
New London man found dead in Big Lake
State trooper Grabow charged with going 94 in 55 zone
Ask a Trooper author faces charges of going 94 in 55 zone
Hardware store to be made into shops
Video: Recognizing the area’s best
Area Baseball: Nibaur, Flaig team up to no-hit Granite Falls
Stingers secure spot in playoffs
Reds hold on to outslug Twins 11-7
The Insider: Baumgarn resigns as Ridgewater football coach
Willmar library exhibit promotes its music catalog, summer reading program
Fan builds collection as a tribute to garage rock bands of the 1960s
Surreal Life: Willmar artist draws inspiration from sub consciousness
Video: Musical production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at the Barn tonight
Video: KMS band selected for 75th Pearl Harbor anniversary
Arugula: Green & White Pizza
Video: 2015 Willmar Fests Grande Parade
Video: crowning the new Willmar Fests Ambassadors
Video: U of M Marching Band at Willmar Fests
Live it: Chill out this summer with these beverage classics
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: Stay-at-home moms and their changing role
Gail L. Scheltens
Nathan j Ridl
Muriel "Murl" Benson
Lilith Catherine Lynn Poitra
Commentary: It is time to remember the Korean War
Editorial: Council member Christianson’s isolated city view hurts Willmar
Editorial: Willmar City Council should not try to restrict free speech
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
March 15, 2013
Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper...
news / nation
March 15, 2013 - 6:30am
March 14, 2013
More US than European drivers are on the phone
WASHINGTON (AP) — Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits. By Joan Lowy Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Distracted driving is more widespread in the...
news / nation
March 14, 2013 - 2:03pm
New Samsung phone to face stronger competition
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone. By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal...
news / nation
March 14, 2013 - 6:34am
March 13, 2013
BlackBerry gets biggest order ever
BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., says it has received an order for one million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback. The pioneering...
March 13, 2013 - 3:23pm
February 1, 2013
Apple is biggest US phone seller for 1st time
NEW YORK (AP) -- Research firm Strategy Analytics says the launch of the iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. in last year's holiday season, for the first time. The firm estimates that Apple shipped 17.7 million...
February 1, 2013 - 12:13pm
January 14, 2013
Report: Apple cutting orders for iPhone 5 parts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple shares fell in premarket trading Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker-than-expected demand. The newspaper said that two people it did not identify by name told it that Apple's...
January 14, 2013 - 7:27am
April 6, 2010
Stimulus funds support broadband expansion
GRANITE FALLS -- MVTV will be receiving $562,776 in a low-interest loan and $562,776 in grant funds for its broadband expansion project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be matching the monies with $281,388 in private investment, according to a recent announcement...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Providing access to dotcom economy, one tower at a time
GRANITE FALLS -- Broadband connectivity is a "must have'' for economic growth. Yet in large swaths of rural west central and western Minnesota, that connectivity remains hard to have, or very expensive. That's changing fast, tower by tower. "We're getting this service to where...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Verizon's purchase of Alltel will mean some changes for existing Verizon customers in the local, surrounding areas
WILLMAR -- Southern Minnesota cell phone users including those in the west central area who have Verizon Wireless and Unicel contracts will eventually become customers of other companies under Verizon's recently completed purchase of Alltel. The U.S. Department of Justice and the...
local / news
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Verizon told to sell assets with Alltel merger, including some in Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department on Thursday effectively gave Verizon Wireless the go-ahead to buy Alltel Corp. in a $28 billion deal that would create the nation's largest wireless carrier. Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications Inc. and Britain's...
news / nation / state / business
October 31, 2008 - 9:00am