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Priebus: White House will court moderate Democrats on tax plan
Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large
AstroBob: Salvador Dali would love these constellations
At least one reportedly dead in Las Vegas strip shooting
Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
Lake of the Woods boat ramp remains in limbo
UMD's Toninato and Iafallo erase painful memory at Scheels Arena
Notre Dame upsets Gophers
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
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Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
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May 19, 2016
Willmar Councilman Shawn Mueske to seek re-election in Ward 4
WILLMAR - Willmar City Council member Shawn Mueske will be running for re-election in November. He filed for office Thursday. Mueske represents...
May 19, 2016 - 1:11pm
May 16, 2016
City of Willmar abolishes assessor’s office, Kandiyohi County to take over
WILLMAR — Starting July 5, Kandiyohi County will provide assessing services for the city of Willmar, as the Willmar City Council approved resolutions to abolish the city assessor’s office and enter into an agreement with Kandiyohi County during Monday’s city council meeting....
May 16, 2016 - 11:26pm
May 10, 2016
Kathy Schwantes announces candidacy for Willmar City Council's Ward 1 seat
WILLMAR - Kathy Schwantes will be running for the open Ward 1 Willmar City Council seat, she announced today in a news release. The Ward 1 seat...
May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar City Council moves sales tax option forward
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council approved a motion during Monday’s meeting to continue to pursue a local option sales tax. The motion allows...
May 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
April 25, 2016
Willmar businessman Steve Peppin to run for Ward 2 council seat
WILLMAR - Willmar business owner Steve Peppin announced his candidacy for the Willmar City Council today. He will be running in Ward 2 for the...
April 25, 2016 - 1:52pm
April 20, 2016
Afton City council approves plans for mosque
AFTON -- The Afton City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a conditional-use permit for a proposed mosque in the northwest corner of the city. The council voted 5-0 to grant the permit. The public hearing drew a standing-room-only audience to Afton City Hall. Many spoke...
April 20, 2016 - 7:31am
April 14, 2016
Downtown design standards move ahead
A public hearing was held to give the public a chance to comment on the proposed Central Business District Design Standards, before they were approved by the commission to go to the city council. There were no public comments. The standards lay out the rules developers will need to...
April 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
Willmar Planning Commission OKs senior housing
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit for two 10-unit assisted living facilities to be constructed within the Trentwood Estates development along Business 71 in northeast Willmar. The facilities will be part of Compassionate Cottage, which...
April 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 12, 2016
Local option sales tax discussed at a city council work session
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council met in a work session Monday to discuss the possibility for a city local options sales tax and what projects...
April 12, 2016 - 11:59am
March 21, 2016
Letter: Time to move ahead with appointments
I would like to speak to the selection and appointment process for boards and commissions for the Willmar City Council. First, the Willmar city...
March 21, 2016 - 11:44am
March 17, 2016
City of New London makes offer to church for property
NEW LONDON — The New London City Council is haggling with a local church over the price of a piece of hilltop property that the church owns...
March 17, 2016 - 10:38pm
February 25, 2016
City of Willmar website to be updated
WILLMAR — The last time the Willmar city website saw any major updates was in 2011 and the page is starting to show its age. “Ours is really antiquated. It’s five years old, it’s in the 19th Century and we’re in the 21st,” Councilman Ron Christianson said at Monday’s...
February 25, 2016 - 11:16pm
Willmar City Council approves new compensation policy
WILLMAR — Employee compensation was the main topic during the Labor Relations Committee meeting Wednesday, which was also a meeting of the full City Council. Council members Ron Christianson, Andrew Plowman, Audrey Nelsen, Shawn Mueske and Denis Anderson discussed a policy for employees...
February 25, 2016 - 8:47pm
February 20, 2016
Editorial: City Council retreat was a positive step forward
The Willmar City Council held a retreat earlier this month along with the mayor, city administrator and city department directors. This retreat was the first for the new City Administrator Larry Kruse. It was also the first time other city staff leaders were involved in such a retreat....
February 20, 2016 - 4:00am
February 19, 2016
Council trains for what could happen
WILLMAR — The gunshot sound was sharp and echoed in the Willmar City Council Chambers, sending heart rates soaring and people scrambling for the exits. “It was loud and scary,” City Administrator Larry Kruse said. Thankfully it was all a drill, put on by Willmar Police Chief...
February 19, 2016 - 11:26pm