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Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish makes a point Monday during a council meeting. Yanish praised local business and economic development during his annual State of the City address but all also said the council needs to be more involved with what is happening in the community and he said the administration has not been as “open’’ as needed. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Mayor compliments city, criticizes council in annual address

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WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish praised local business and economic development and growth in population and labor force in his annual State of the City address Monday night to the City Council.

But Yanish criticized some council members and local critics, whom he did not identify, and the West Central Tribune, all of whom Yanish said have discouraged council discussion, particularly those with alternative options.

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