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In this undated photo, workers with Willmar Municipal Utilities replace a utility pole on Kandiyohi County Road 41, also known as Radio Station Road. The old pole was damaged by woodpeckers. A recent Associated Press analysis has found that utility customers across the U.S. are getting diminishing returns on their investment. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

GM: Willmar, Minn., utility upgrades are exactly that

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WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities, along with other municipals, electric cooperatives and public power districts, are owned by those they serve and answer to Main Street and not Wall Street.


So when there is something  a customer or owners want and are willing to pay for, it happens, says Wesley Hompe, general manager at Willmar Utilities.

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