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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Chris H. Nissen
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
January 20, 2015
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber to hold its annual meeting, honor volunteers at event
WILLMAR — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the Chamber’s annual meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Willmar Conference Center. The event, hosted by neXt, recognizes community leadership, volunteering...
January 20, 2015 - 11:45pm
December 25, 2013
Willmar Chamber seeks leadership nominations
WILLMAR — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community of individuals who have exhibited leadership, volunteerism and giving in the Willmar lakes area. The neXt organization and the Chamber will honor the recipients at the Annual Awards Leadership...
December 25, 2013 - 10:50pm
November 10, 2013
Raising minimum wage expected to be on legislative agenda
WILLMAR — When the Minnesota legislature adjourned this spring, there was a $1.75-an-hour minimum wage gap left behind that lawmakers are expected to bridge when they reconvene in February. A financial difference of less than two dollars may not seem like much, but when it comes...
November 10, 2013 - 11:10pm
September 5, 2013
State Chamber Board elects Baker chair-elect
ST. PAUL — Dave Baker was elected chair-elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2013-14. He is owner of Baker Hospitalities Inc. of Willmar. Baker would take over as chairman in October 2014. Baker said he was humbled and honored to be asked to serve...
September 5, 2013 - 3:24pm
February 22, 2013
Vision 2040 planning effort is in early organizational stage
WILLMAR — The Willmar Vision 2040 effort is in the very early stage of organizing and a chairperson has not yet been selected because organizers want representation from the immigrant community, says Ken Warner, president of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber...
February 22, 2013 - 11:45pm
Willmar, Minn., Council requests Rice, utilities document reasons for their Chamber memberships
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will ask the Rice Hospital Board and Municipal Utilities Commission to document their reasons for paying...
January 22, 2013 - 11:35pm
December 17, 2012
Request for information on legality of Chamber dues draws charge of retaliation for Willmar, Minn., City Council
WILLMAR — A Willmar City Council member’s request for a city attorney’s opinion whether certain city entities can legally belong to the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce drew complaints of retaliation against the Chamber. Ron Christianson informed the council’s Community...
December 17, 2012 - 11:21pm
April 3, 2012
Willmar, Minn., area chamber to host meeting for prospective candidates for office
WILLMAR -- The public policy committee of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has organized election and campaign materials for persons interested in campaigning for city council, school board and Kandiyohi County commissioner positions. A meeting also has been scheduled for...
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
February 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Chamber of Commerce receives state award
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been named Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives, the professional association for local chambers of commerce in Minnesota. The award is based on performance in several categories,...
February 6, 2012 - 12:28pm
December 27, 2011
NeXt Willmar celebrating one year of offering opportunities for younger employees
WILLMAR -- NeXt Willmar offers younger employees in the area an opportunity to broaden their leadership skills and build networks. The organization...
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
October 11, 2011
Even through recession, local businesses donate generously to community causes
WILLMAR -- Last year the employees at the Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing accounting firm gave more than 3,200 hours of volunteer time to 100-plus...
October 11, 2011 - 12:00am
July 16, 2011
Chamber of Commerce plans to address city council on sales tax in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will address the City Council Monday night about the local option sales tax. The council will receive the Chamber's presentation during the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
July 16, 2011 - 12:39am
May 3, 2011
Federal Reserve economist to speak in Willmar Friday
WILLMAR -- Toby Madden, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak Friday in Willmar. Madden will speak at...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
February 10, 2011
Commentary: Time to reform LGA?plan in the state of Minnesota
The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been a Minnesota Chamber Federation member since its inception in 2005 and proudly so. I think it is one of the reasons our local chamber is well respected. Our residents and local units of government see the local chamber as the representative...
February 10, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Willmar chamber hears pitch for Racino
Former State Senator Dick Day said he's a bit baffled that Minnesota legislators have repeatedly turned down proposals to allow a racino to operate...
February 4, 2011 - 2:35pm