Willmar Municipal Utilities' proposed electric hike goes to council
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved a two-step electric rate increase of 7 percent in July for the remainder of 2011 and a 7 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2012. The increases now go to the City Council for a public hearing and final action.
The commissioners approved the increases after taking comments during a public hearing from three individuals who expressed concerns about the increases and asked what the utility is doing to control costs.
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