MUC, feeling the sting of open market costs, OKs consultant to study possible hike to rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has hired consultant R.W. Beck of St. Paul to determine if new electric rates are needed to keep pace with increasing power supply costs.
Rates were last raised in April 2007 when an average increase of 5.8 percent went into effect. The increase was approved by the utilities commission and the Willmar City Council.
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