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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., City Council to select city attorney March 19
WILLMAR -- Two law firms proposing to provide city attorney services have made their pitch to members of the Willmar City Council, and council members will make a decision next week prior to the regular meeting. Representatives of Flaherty and Hood of St. Paul and Anderson, Larson,...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
January 26, 2012
Gimse and Anderson schedule west central MN town hall meetings
WILLMAR - Sen. Joe Gimse and Rep. Paul Anderson will hold two town hall meetings next month in the northern half of Senate District 13. The first session will be held at 8:30 - 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the Lynx National Golf Course in Sauk Centre. The second meeting will be held at...
January 26, 2012 - 11:02am
Willmar, Minn., finance panel to consider 2012 budget, levy Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Finance Committee will be looking for money next week in the mayor's proposed 2012 budget for the $23,200 contract for the airport's fixed-base operator. Funding was inadvertently omitted from the proposed budget. However, city officials say...
November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
Council approves electric rate increases
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved the Municipal Utilities Commission's request for a two-tier electric rate adjustment totaling 14 percent over the next 18 months. A 7 percent increase went into effect Wednesday for the remainder of 2011 and another 7 percent increase...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
City Council orders 19th Street Northwest improvement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has ordered the improvement and reconstruction of 19th Street Northwest, which has been seriously damaged...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Willmar panel OKs preliminary budget for western sewer line
WILLMAR -- The $4.97 million preliminary budget for the western interceptor sewer line has been approved by the Willmar City Council's Finance Committee.
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
Gimse, Anderson planning town hall meets this month
State Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will co-host two town hall meetings in March. The meetings are open to the public. They are designed to allow citizens to provide feedback to their legislators and to ask questions. The first will be from 8:30...
March 3, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Finance Committee reviews federal funding requests for local projects
WILLMAR -- The city asked congressional lobbyist David Turch last year to request $9.7 million in federal money for five local projects, including $2 million for the new wastewater conveyance and treatment system. None of the requests has yet been approved. City Administrator Michael...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Big increase to water rate no easy sell to City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members say they want questions answered about a water rate increase of 9 to 10 percent a year over two years being proposed by the Willmar Municipal Utilities. Council members would like to know why the utility did not enact smaller annual increases...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
City Council continues assessing discussion of merger with county
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members are continuing their discussion on the possibility of merging the City Assessing Department with the Kandiyohi County Assessor's Office. During their regular meeting this week, council members indicated they want more information before making...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Urdahl elected to fifth term in District 18B
GROVE CITY -- Voters in District 18B have re-elected Dean Urdahl to a fifth term in the House of Representatives. Unofficial final results showed Urdahl with 9,615 votes, 63 percent of those cast, and DFL challenger Darrin Anderson with 5,417, 36 percent of the ballots cast. Anderson,...
November 3, 2010 - 6:34am
November 1, 2010
For State Auditor: Pat Anderson
The state auditor race is between Democratic incumbent Rebecca Otto and Republican challenger Pat Anderson. This is a race between two experienced candidates with state auditor tenure - Otto from 2006 to 2010 and Anderson from 2002 to 2006.
November 1, 2010 - 12:52am
October 30, 2010
House 18B: Re-elect Dean Urdahl
The House 18B seat is a race between Republican incumbent Dean Urdahl and Democratic challenger Darrin Anderson. Anderson lives in Litchfield and teaches in the Prairie Lakes Detention Center in Willmar. His priorities include education, business growth and fair tax structure. He...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
House 13A: Re-elect Paul Anderson
Republican Paul Anderson of Starbuck is running unopposed for re-election in House District 13A. His priorities are balancing the state budget, streamlining the permitting and regulatory processes and adequately funding K-12 education and nursing homes. He has done well as a freshman...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
House 18B: Anderson takes first try at running for elected office
LITCHFIELD -- Darrin Anderson was 3 years old when he was accidentally mauled by a bear on his family's game farm in rural Starbuck. Although...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am