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Final downtown Willmar, Minn., meetings are today

WILLMAR -- The final two meetings hosted by the City of Willmar and the Willmar Design Center to gather suggestions about downtown improvement will be this afternoon and evening at Christianson and Associates, 302 Fifth St. S.W.

City and Design Center representatives will meet with government and institutional representatives from 4 to 6 p.m., and will meet with other downtown property and business owners from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mayor Frank Yanish will provide the welcome, and city and Design Center representatives will discuss the history of downtown planning, provide background on past efforts, discuss the results of those efforts and ask for comments.

A quorum of City Council members may be present at these meetings.