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Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
New photos show PWC accountant tweeting, mixing envelopes at Oscars
Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
USA TODAY content added to the West Central Tribune
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
December 10, 2015
City of Willmar to define tax abatement goals
WILLMAR — Willmar City Attorney Robert Scott will draft a business subsidy agreement between the city and MinnWest Technology Campus that will spell out the capital investment and employment goals as required for the property tax abatement requested by MinnWest and approved Monday...
December 10, 2015 - 11:20pm
November 13, 2015
Willmar City Council offers administrator job to Thief River Falls official
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted unanimously today to offer the city administrator’s job to Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse and authorized search consultant Gary Weiers to negotiate a contract. The council set the salary range at $115,000 to $135,000. Council...
November 13, 2015 - 1:35pm
November 10, 2015
Willmar City Council's Ward 4 special election is today
WILLMAR — Residents trickled in one at a time Tuesday to vote in the special election to fill the Ward 4 vacancy on the Willmar City Council. By...
November 10, 2015 - 9:33am
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