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Dispelling talk, Willmar, Minn., makes it clear: Police Department is not going away


WILLMAR -- Members of the Willmar City Council made it clear Monday that they do not plan to disband the Willmar Police Department.

They really never did, but it came up during a budget brainstorming discussion, and word spread from there.

Then Councilman Doug Reese started getting phone calls and letters.

At the City Council meeting Monday, Reese raised the issue, though it wasn't on the agenda.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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