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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
September 19, 2016
McGuire approved as Willmar's interim administrator
WILLMAR — Mike McGuire, who has over 38 years of experience in city administration, has been named as interim city administrator for Willmar....
September 19, 2016 - 10:36pm
Communication cited as concern in Willmar administrator's performance
WILLMAR – Communication and judgment were areas of concern for the Willmar City Council regarding the performance of City Administrator Larry...
July 19, 2016 - 12:05am
April 4, 2016
New Ada city administrator brings fresh perspective
ADA -- Between all the big trucks on the streets of Ada, a Norman County farming town, the bright red Fiat 500 is hard to miss. The car belongs...
April 4, 2016 - 5:30am
March 22, 2016
Willmar City Council increases city administrator’s purchasing power by $15,000
WILLMAR — City Administrator Larry Kruse will now have more purchasing power as the Willmar City Council approved the updated purchasing policy 5 to 3. “We can see how it works for the year. This is probably the direction we need to move,” Council member Shawn Mueske said. Voting...
March 22, 2016 - 11:38pm
December 2, 2015
Thief River Falls accepts resignation of city administrator
THIEF RIVER FALLS —After nearly three years on the job, City Administrator Larry Kruse read his official resignation letter to City Council members during their Tuesday night meeting. “It has been my pleasure to serve Thief River Falls and work beside an outstanding team of employees,”...
December 2, 2015 - 10:34pm
November 26, 2015
Kruse looks forward to Willmar city administrator post
WILLMAR - Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse says he is excited by the Willmar City Council’s decision this week to approve an...
November 26, 2015 - 11:54pm
November 17, 2015
Willmar city attorney looks into council concerns about administrator agreement
WILLMAR — City Attorney Robert Scott said he will work this week to try and answer some questions and sort through some issues raised by Willmar City Council members regarding the proposed city administrator employment agreement with Larry Kruse. Kruse was the council’s unanimous...
November 17, 2015 - 11:15pm
November 12, 2015
Willmar Council to continue city administrator interviews
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members agreed to continue interviews this morning with city administrator candidates Larry Kruse and Matthew...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
November 10, 2015
City of Willmar to interview administrator candidates
WILLMAR — Interviews will begin Thursday with Willmar city administrator candidates Matthew L. Hylen, president of Public Sector Professionals, and Larry R. Kruse, Thief River Falls city administrator. The two candidates will first be interviewed by city department heads and a...
November 10, 2015 - 9:36pm
October 16, 2015
Willmar City Council to select administrator finalists Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W., to review and select finalists to be interviewed for the city administrator position. The council will meet with Gary Weirs of David Drown...
October 16, 2015 - 10:57pm
August 19, 2015
Consultant projects new Willmar city administrator will start Dec. 14
WILLMAR — A new city administrator could begin his or her duties Dec. 14, under the tentative timeline presented to the Willmar City Council by a consultant assisting with the administrator search. The council will fill the vacancy created after the council March 16 approved a...
August 19, 2015 - 11:12pm
August 13, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens as city administrator finalist
COTTAGE GROVE — The city of Cottage Grove narrowed the search for its vacant city administrator position Wednesday, naming two Minnesota candidates as finalists. Jeffrey Dahl has served as the assistant city administrator and economic development director for the city of Chaska...
August 13, 2015 - 10:34pm
June 19, 2015
Pope County administrator agrees to contract to become Brainerd City Administrator
The city of Brainerd has a new city administrator and he takes over Aug. 3. The Brainerd City Council in a special meeting Thursday approved...
June 19, 2015 - 10:08am
May 5, 2015
City Council keeps Halliday as interim administrator
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on a split vote has extended City Clerk Kevin Halliday’s temporary appointment as interim city administrator until the council hires a new administrator, despite Mayor Marv Calvin’s warning that additional duties are burning out city staff. The...
May 5, 2015 - 11:15pm
April 8, 2015
Kevin Halliday will serve a four-week appointment as interim administrator for the City of Willmar
WILLMAR — Long-time City Clerk Kevin Halliday will serve as interim city administrator for a four-week period beginning April 17 when Charlene...
April 8, 2015 - 11:41pm