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Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
Relaxed Serena set to open quest for more history
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Berger gets his turn at center
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
June 17, 2016
Renville County seeks new administrator
OLIVIA — Renville County is launching a search for a new administrator to succeed Sara Folsted, who has held the position during the past seven and a half years. Folsted has accepted the position of administrator for Rice County and tendered her resignation to the board of commissioners...
June 17, 2016 - 9:14pm
October 21, 2015
Two to be interviewed for Willmar administrator post; third finalist withdraws
WILLMAR — One of three finalists for the Willmar city administrator job has withdrawn from consideration, leaving two finalists for the Willmar...
October 21, 2015 - 12:53am
May 14, 2015
Willmar council rethinks plan, votes to use search firm for administrator vacancy
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will seek proposals from professional search firms interested in helping the council find and hire a new city administrator. The voice vote took place during a joint meeting Wednesday afternoon of the Labor Relations Committee and the other members...
May 14, 2015 - 12:24am
April 29, 2015
Schmit considered: Committee recommends keeping Halliday as interim city administrator
WILLMAR — City Clerk Kevin Halliday would continue as interim city administrator for the next four to six months until the Willmar City Council hires a new administrator, the council’s Labor Relations Committee is recommending. In a 3-1 vote Wednesday afternoon, the committee...
April 29, 2015 - 11:22pm
December 18, 2013
Letter: Willmar should redefine city administrator’s role
Well, well, well. A consultant that we really didn’t need says the Willmar City Council is dysfunctional. Our local newspaper editor told us that many, many months ago. Rather than argue the point, why don’t we try to figure where the problem is? What brought us to this point? One...
December 18, 2013 - 12:00am
December 17, 2013
Positive review for Kandiyohi County Administrator
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Administrator Larry Kleindl was praised Tuesday for his leadership, communication and other on-the-job skills, as well as for being a “visionary” who is passionate about his job. During a summary of Kleindl’s annual job review at the County Board...
December 17, 2013 - 11:09pm
May 14, 2013
New Yellow Medicine County, Minn., administrator will not have to take pay cut for the job
GRANITE FALLS -- The new Yellow Medicine County administrator will not have to take a pay cut for accepting the job. The Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to raise the starting salary offered to new County Administrator Peggy Heglund to $92,203.79, which represents the 10th step...
May 14, 2013 - 4:47pm
April 24, 2013
Yellow Medicine County offers administrator post to its family services director
GRANITE FALLS – Peggy Heglund will serve as the new county administrator for Yellow Medicine County. Heglund is currently the family services director for the county. The commissioners offered Heglund the position late Tuesday after a second round of interviews with three finalists:...
April 24, 2013 - 9:13am
July 29, 2011
Thanks to 'Mick' for fine city service
Willmar City Administrator Michael Schmit is retiring today after a long 37-year career as a public employee. Schmit always kept the city as his "first priority" and it shows in the many things that make Willmar an "All-America City." Under Schmit's management, Willmar has planned,...
July 29, 2011 - 12:00am
July 15, 2011
Letter: Welcome the new administrator
I hope the city of Willmar is as excited as I am with the impending arrival of the new city administrator. I personally welcome Charlene Stevens as the new administrator for the city of Willmar and wish her the best of luck in her commitment to serve the city. This new leadership...
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Willmar administrator choice picked as finalist for Wis. job
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- Willmar City Council's top choice for the city administrator position has now been named a finalist for the county administrator position in St. Croix County, Wis. Charlene Stevens, currently the deputy county manager for Sedgwick County in Wichita, Kan., was...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2011
Editorial: Willmar makes a very good choice
Willmar's City Council is now a step closer to a new city administrator as members selected their top candidate Thursday night and agreed unanimously to discuss an employment agreement. This is a positive step for the City Council and the city of Willmar. The City Council remained...
May 13, 2011 - 12:00am
April 23, 2011
Tribune editorial: Willmar City Council should follow its process and pick the best candidate
The Willmar City Council will soon be making a critical decision on a new city administrator. That decision will affect the city and its citizens for years to come. Willmar's city administrator is responsible for managing all city operations and services, with the exception of Rice...
April 23, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
City Council looks to firm in its search for Schmit's replacement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council on Wednesday voted 4-3 to hire Springsted Inc. of St. Paul to assist the council in the search for a candidate...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
Court budget moves may be too little to prevent cuts
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am