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Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Getting a raise by earning A's
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 6, 2015
Council nixes hearings for currency exchange licenses
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members have decided to not hold public hearings on renewal of state licenses for local companies that engage in currency exchange because no one shows up for the hearings. The decision to no longer hold the hearings includes allowing the Minnesota...
November 6, 2015 - 11:31pm
November 4, 2015
Two vie for Willmar City Council Ward 4 seat
Two candidates will be in the special Ward 4 City Council election Nov. 10 to fill the remaining 13 months of the four-year term previously being...
November 4, 2015 - 12:19am
October 31, 2015
Letter: Too much complacence on City Council
I recently read David Molenaar’s letter to the editor and I have to agree that we have some people in city government that have gotten too big and too complacent. I have been told before that If people like Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson don’t feel you need to be...
October 31, 2015 - 1:00am
October 30, 2015
Letter: Mueske is the best-qualified candidate
I’ve known Shawn Mueske for over 20 years. He is a man of moral fiber and integrity. He is honest and has a good sense of justice. Tom Butterfield may have these same important qualities. However, I feel Shawn Mueske is clearly more qualified for the Willmar City Council...
October 30, 2015 - 3:00am
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
October 8, 2015
Letter: Let go of your City Council grudges
I have been absent for over six months due to being on military orders and residing in Burnsville. I watch from the sidelines and bite my tongue at the ridiculous things I see. However, I’m no longer on orders and feel obligated to share my thoughts as a person now labeled an “outsider.” I’ve...
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
Commentary: I am running to bring back Willmar’s accountability
Editor’s Note: Candidate Tom Butterfield’s commentary concerns Willmar’s Ward 4 Special Election. To the residents of Ward 4 and Willmar: I am running for Willmar’s Ward 4 council seat in the special election in November for the seat vacated by Jim Dokken. I have Mr....
October 8, 2015 - 4:00am
October 7, 2015
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter: Willmar belongs to the people, not Ron
“So this is how Willmar really works.” I’m saddened by recent statements and developments by City Council member Ron Christianson and his supporters during City Council meetings. We’ve learned those who challenge Christianson do so at their peril, given recent events and...
October 7, 2015 - 4:00am
Letter: One can’t make up these shenanigans
One absolutely cannot make this up. At a special Willmar City Council meeting on June 13, some city councilors whined and complained about the “use of cell phones” and technology in general as an avenue for the public to keep tabs on their shenanigans and to keep the public informed...
October 7, 2015 - 2:00am
September 22, 2015
Charter Commission proposes member appointees
WILLMAR — The Willmar Charter Commission has decided to act where the City Council has not to fill two Charter Commission vacancies. The Charter Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to ask the city attorney to petition District Court Judge Donald Spilseth to appoint two citizens...
September 22, 2015 - 11:22pm
September 17, 2015
Willmar won’t lose money over reporting delay
WILLMAR — A state Revenue Department official has said Willmar will not receive its December 2015 local government aid payment of $2,244,657 from the state if the city does not submit its 2014 financial report by Sept. 30. Cities are required by law to report their financial activities...
September 17, 2015 - 12:00am
September 10, 2015
Oakes withdraws candidacy from Willmar's Ward 4 special election
WILLMAR -- Charles Oakes today withdrew his candidacy in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election slated for Nov. 10. Oakes...
September 10, 2015 - 10:33am
September 4, 2015
Editorial: Willmar, Minn., Council should fund Vision 2040 request
Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin introduced his proposed 2016 budget Monday night, which totaled $34.74 million to a joint meeting of the Finance Committee and the full City Council. Calvin said his budget focused on four primary area: pavement management, parks, facilities management and...
September 4, 2015 - 12:01am
August 28, 2015
Three candidates file Friday for Ward 4 special election
Three candidates filed Friday afternoon to run in the Ward 4 special election for the Willmar City Council. Filing at the Willmar City Office were: * Tom Butterfield residing at 1508 6th Street Southwest. * Shawn Mueske residing at 2026 5th Street Southwest. * Charles...
August 28, 2015 - 2:59pm
August 13, 2015
Commentary: Christianson responds to recall questions
I can’t express how grateful I am for the many people who have offered their support and prayers to me and my family during the last months. The attempt to remove me from office by recall was a misuse of the provisions of our city charter. While the story provided a lot of radio...
August 13, 2015 - 8:00am