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Willmar chooses five superintendent finalists, including one current employee
Bird flu hits second chicken flock, largest U.S. farm yet
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Avian flu confirmed in 6th flock in Kandiyohi County
Judge signs order for dismissal in medical cannabis case
DNR suggests wild turkey hunters take precautions
College Softball: Warriors sweep MN West behind Horning’s no-hitter
Prep Baseball Roundup: Hatlestad, Rasmusson throw combined no-hitter for KMS
Prep Softball Roundup: Blackjacks topple Sting
Boys tennis: Monday's result
Lambert, Bryan big winners at ACM Awards
Willmar graduate Lachlan Smith publishes latest Maxwell novel
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Martha Vande Steeg
Kermit Ronald Swanson
Alice Mae Lange
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Marcus — Faber
Medalen — Beadell
Rothmeier — Gass
Lundell — Stuhr
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Letter: Fast action on avian flu
Letter: Don't vote unless you're informed
Midwest Opinion: When will spring rain fall in the Midwest?
Commentary: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film
March 4, 2008
Council vote throws street improvements in doubt
WILLMAR -- The city's proposed 2008 street improvements were thrown into doubt Monday night when the City Council failed to muster the seven votes needed to approve the improvements because a low-income housing project that three council members oppose is on the list. The vote so...
March 4, 2008 - 12:00am
February 28, 2008
Landowner appeals low-income home plan permit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission's approval of a conditional use permit for a low-income, twin-home development in southwest Willmar has been appealed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Gary Peterson of Willmar has appealed the Planning Commission's Jan. 9 approval of the...
February 28, 2008 - 12:00am
February 22, 2008
Tie-breaker vote from the mayor lets HRA oversee $350K grant
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke broke a 3-3 City Council vote Tuesday night in favor of amending an agreement that lets the Willmar Housing and Redevelopment Authority administer a $350,000 state Small Cities Development grant for a housing project. Council members supporting the amended...
February 22, 2008 - 12:00am
January 24, 2008
Willmar City Council encourages changes be made in plat for housing development
WILLMAR -- Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership is being encouraged to modify the preliminary plat of a housing project in an effort to reduce opposition from neighboring homeowners and landowners. The council Tuesday night approved the partnership's preliminary plat of Westwind...
January 24, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
City Council fails to overturn Planning Commission's approval of conditional use permit for housing development
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council on a 4-4 vote Tuesday night failed to overturn the Planning Commission's approval of a conditional use permit for a low-to-moderate income housing development opposed by neighboring homeowners. As a result of the council's vote, Mayor Les Heitke...
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am
January 19, 2008
Westwind Estates project on City Council agenda for Tuesday meeting
WILLMAR -- The Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project proposed by the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership of Slayton will be considered by the Willmar City Council during the 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. The...
January 19, 2008 - 12:00am
January 10, 2008
Commission OKs permit for housing project opposed by neighbors
WILLMAR -- The Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit Wednesday night for a proposed twin-home development in southwest Willmar that nearby single-family homeowners say is not compatible with their neighborhood. The 90 or so seated and standing people who filled the...
January 10, 2008 - 12:00am
December 13, 2007
Planning Commission continues hearing on housing plan that has stirred ire of residents
WILLMAR -- Homeowners from a southwest Willmar neighborhood will have to wait until January to voice their concerns about a housing development being proposed near them. About 50 homeowners showed up for a public hearing that had been scheduled Wednesday night by the Planning Commission...
December 13, 2007 - 12:00am
July 17, 2007
Willmar turns back plans for low-income housing
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has refused to support a proposed housing development in southwest Willmar. The council voted 5-to-3 Monday evening to deny a resolution of support for the Westwinds Estates projects proposed by the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership. About...
July 17, 2007 - 12:00am
July 14, 2007
Council backing to be sought for housing project
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will be asked on Monday night to support a proposed housing project in southwest Willmar for low-income and very-low-income individuals. The Willmar Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership of Slayton...
July 14, 2007 - 12:00am