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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.

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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.
(320) 235-1150
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