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Offices of Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar are shown in this February file photo. An expansion of the company’s headquarters is planned. The city of Willmar is expected to transfer two parcels of land for the project. An ordinance is required to complete the land transfer, and a public hearing must be conducted. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

City of Willmar land transfer to Jennie-O to require hearing


WILLMAR — The transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed Phase I corporate expansion will require an ordinance and a public hearing to transfer the land.

That’s the opinion of city staff who previously had not closely reviewed City Charter provisions that require a land transfer be authorized by ordinance — and an ordinance requires a public hearing.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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