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Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
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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
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 17, 2014
Legislators told of need for infrastructure investment
WILLMAR –– Meeting Wednesday in a newly refurbished student center at Ridgewater College, local legislators highlighted statewide infrastructure...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
April 7, 2014
Does bullying bill bully Minnesota’s schools?
ST. PAUL — Republicans say that an anti-bullying bill actually increases bullying.
April 7, 2014 - 11:08am
February 17, 2014
Coalition fighting homelessness seeks $100M in bonding money for affordable housing
WILLMAR –– A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this...
February 17, 2014 - 5:00am
February 4, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: On Moorhead’s need for flood protection
MOORHEAD —It is disappointing— and surprising — that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton did not include in his bonding proposal the final installment of flood protection funding for Moorhead. No city in Minnesota has done more work so efficiently and so quickly to protect itself from...
February 4, 2014 - 1:00am
January 15, 2014
Local projects on governor’s bonding list
WILLMAR –– Two local projects were specifically identified in Gov. Dayton’s list of bonding recommendations, but more local projects could be included in overall agency bonding funds. Dayton’s $986 million bonding bill contains $748,000 for a grant to Clara City for local...
January 15, 2014 - 10:42pm
January 13, 2014
Gov. Dayton to announce his bonding proposal Wednesday
St. Paul - Gov. Mark Dayton says the public works funding proposal he will announce Wednesday will come in slightly less than $1 billion. He said more than $3 billion of projects has been proposed. The successful projects will be paid for by the state selling bonds. Dayton did...
January 13, 2014 - 11:10am
December 26, 2013
Possible savings on bond refinancing could push decision on Yellow Medicine courthouse project
GRANITE FALLS — An opportunity to refinance bonds could lead the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners to make a decision sooner, rather than later, on whether to replace its aged courthouse. Michelle May, finance director, told the commissioners at their meeting on Thursday...
December 26, 2013 - 11:06pm
November 7, 2013
House bonding committee hears proposal for Glacial Lakes State Trail
WILLMAR — Since members of the House Capital Investment Committee didn’t have time to take a walk on the Glacial Lakes State Trail and see...
November 7, 2013 - 11:15pm
October 19, 2013
Bonding tour includes look at proposed extension of Glacial Lakes Trail
NEW LONDON — A proposal to extend the Glacial Lakes Recreational Trail from New London to Sibley State Park appears to be gaining traction. Eight...
October 19, 2013 - 5:30am
October 14, 2013
MACCRAY voters will go to polls on bonding question
CLARA CITY — Voters in the MACCRAY School District will go to the polls Jan. 7 to decide whether to bond up to $20 million to build a central elementary school and fine arts building at the high school in Clara City. As a crowd filled the high school cafeteria Monday...
October 14, 2013 - 11:01pm
May 22, 2013
2014 legislative session: Debate likely on minimum wage, bonding and fixes
ST. PAUL — There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the session that ended seconds before its midnight Monday adjournment deadline also will be remembered for...
May 22, 2013 - 11:39pm
May 19, 2013
$2 billion tax bill heads to passage, bonding remains uncertain
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage late Sunday while a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session.
May 19, 2013 - 10:46pm
April 9, 2013
Local legislators differ on role, timing of Minnesota bonding bill
WILLMAR — Whether an $800 million bonding bill proposed by House DFL’ers is a jobs bill or a bloated package of projects that are not a good use of tax dollars will likely be the crux of debate in the Legislature in coming weeks. Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, said he was surprised...
April 9, 2013 - 10:57pm
April 8, 2013
Minn. governor proposes $750 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says 21,000 people would get jobs if the Legislature funds his $750 million public works project proposal. The Democratic governor said he emphasized projects that are ready to begin. They would be funded by the state selling bonds. By Don Davis Forum...
April 8, 2013 - 1:06pm
April 3, 2013
Communities pitch public works plans to Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota communities have plenty of suggestions for how to spend state dollars borrowed for public works projects. In fact, they have too many. State lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton are working to whittle down more than 150 requests topping $3 billion for trails, civic...
April 3, 2013 - 11:30pm