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County gets up to speed on broadband

April 7, 2021

County gets up to speed on broadband
WILLMAR—Expanding high-speed broadband to all corners of Kandiyohi County has been a dream and challenge for many for more than two decades. “This is an ongoing issue. It is a task we are constantly struggling to fix,” said Kandiyohi County Administrator Larry Kleindl, during a work session of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. The meeting Tuesday was specifically about broadband issues in the county. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus

EDC approves broadband study, loan for Asian grocery

January 12, 2016

WILLMAR—A $25,000 grant from the Blandin Foundation has been awarded to study the lack of broadband Internet service in Kandiyohi County. Word that the grant had been approved came Wednesday, said Connie Schmoll, business development specialist with the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. Schmoll told the EDC operations board Thursday that the Blandin grant will be matched with $25,000 from Kandiyohi County and $12,500 from Federated Telephone Cooperative based