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Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
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Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
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October 22, 2016
Decision nearing on highway route in wye project around Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR – While there are no major updates on the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project, also known as the Willmar Wye,...
October 22, 2016 - 2:49am
October 13, 2016
Ward 3 candidates offer starkly different views of Willmar; Alvarado and Enos vie for City Council
Editor's note: This is the final in a series of three stories about contests for seats on the Willmar City Council. Today features the candidates...
October 13, 2016 - 4:27pm
September 19, 2016
Willmar names Mike McGuire as interim city administrator
The Willmar City Council Monday night approved a contract with Mike McGuire to be the interim city administrator for the city of Willmar. McGuire...
September 19, 2016 - 9:48pm
September 6, 2016
Willmar City Administrator Kruse announces his resignation
Willmar City Administrator Larry Kruse announced his resignation Tuesday night at the end of Willmar City Council meeting. Kruse started work...
September 6, 2016 - 9:25pm
August 19, 2016
Willmar Industrial Park set to welcome new business
WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council this week approved the sale of an Industrial Park lot to 4 Ever Family Properties LLC. The land will become...
August 19, 2016 - 6:30pm
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
July 14, 2016
A lot of talk, no decisions on sales tax projects
WILLMAR—Willmar City Council members discuss potential projects of regional significance to be funded by a local option sales tax planned to go before voters Nov. 8. City staff provided a draft ballot question Monday when the entire council met as the Finance Committee. "That...
July 14, 2016 - 12:26am
July 9, 2016
Letter: Mr. Peppin doesn't cut it
Why Steve Peppin? As many people know, Mr. Peppin is running for the Willmar City Council. I didn't think anything of it at first. But now I see on social media that he has garnered quite a bit of support, and it disturbs me. Mr. Peppin openly admitted on his Facebook page that his...
July 9, 2016 - 2:00am
June 30, 2016
Committee recommends Willmar City Council approve human resources position
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council Labor Committee recommended the full council act to approve the establishment of a human resources director...
June 30, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 23, 2016
Spicer voters to decide on sales tax
SPICER — Spicer residents will vote this fall on whether a local option sales tax will be implemented in their town. On a 4-1 vote Tuesday,...
June 23, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
Willmar City Council hears stormwater management update
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar works each year to keep its ditches, drains and ponds clean and clear to help manage the city’s stormwater....
June 22, 2016 - 11:57pm
Willmar City Council to consider ordinance amendments
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will conduct public hearings at its July 5 meeting on two ordinance amendments. In February Redeemer Lutheran...
June 22, 2016 - 7:29pm
June 20, 2016
Willmar City Council supports playground, concerts at Robbins Island
WILLMAR — Robbins Island will be rocking this summer with two free community concerts as Willmar community groups assist in revitalizing the...
June 20, 2016 - 11:24pm
Tonight's Willmar council meeting will feature discussion on destination playground
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet 7 p.m. today in the Council Chamber at the Willmar Municipal Utilities building. On the agenda...
June 20, 2016 - 11:40am
June 19, 2016
Willmar City departments submit 2017 wish lists
WILLMAR — The first draft of the city of Willmar’s 2017 capital improvement and vehicle replacement requests was discussed this week. The...
June 19, 2016 - 11:14pm