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Willmar Police Officer Marco Vazquez and Officer Anthony Haycraft have been identified as the officers who fired their guns Sunday on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest of Willmar when responding to a report of a suicidal male. Matthew David Smith, 46, of Willmar, remains hospitalized at St. Cloud Hospital.
Officers, subject ID'd in Sunday shooting in Willmar
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Clayton Ray Smith was fatally injured when a stack of trusses fell on him last Friday at the construction site on the west side of Kandi Mall.
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The city of Willmar is exploring the possible purchase of the old Hardware Hank Express building, which is located directly behind the City Auditorium and adjacent to the City Office Building. The property could be used to expand the city offices.
Willmar looks toward future for city offices
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Linda Vanderwerf / Tribune  Administrators of the new Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar are working together in this small Roosevelt Elementary School office this summer. Principal Gretchen Baumgarn, left, and Assistant Principal Melissa Wilson started their new jobs July 1 and are planning for the new year and the January move to Lakeland when it opens.
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July 24, 2017
Jake Schultz / Tribune

Two officers from the Willmar Police Department remain on standard leave as the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates a shooting Sunday on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest of Willmar. Dash cam video did not capture the events in the backyard of the home, and the city of Willmar is still in the process of equipping officers with body cameras.
Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
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Roland and Shirley Bosch enjoy their new home at Compassionate Cottage II in Willmar. An open house is planned this week to celebrate the opening of the 10-suite cottage and the anniversaries of Compassionate Cottage I and Compassionate Care.
Willmar business marks triple milestone in services for elderly
July 24, 2017 - 7:55am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Members of the Willmar City Council and city staff attended a retreat Saturday at Bremer Bank in Willmar. The goal was to prioritize projects the council wants to focus on in the next few years. In this exercise they were asked to place dots on the projects they supported the most.
It wasn't easy, but Willmar City Council starts to prioritize
July 24, 2017 - 6:32am
July 23, 2017
Willmar Police and Minnesota State Patrol officers respond to what was reported as an officer-involved shooting Sunday on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest of Willmar. Personnel from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also responded to the scene. 
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Update: Officer-involved shooting reported Sunday in Willmar
July 23, 2017 - 11:05pm
Linda Vanderwerf / Tribune
Brent Christensen of Spicer speaks with state Sen. Andrew Lang of Olivia, center, and Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar before a legislative update meeting Saturday morning at The Goodness Coffee House in downtown Willmar.
Legislators field health care questions at Saturday forum in Willmar
July 23, 2017 - 9:03pm
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