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May 15, 2015
UPDATE: Attorney OKs city’s decision to pull Kandi Rapper episode
WILLMAR — An attorney’s opinion has upheld the city’s decision to pull the 13th episode of “Kandi Rapper,’’ a Willmar man’s weekly opinion program shown on Willmar Regional Access Channels, the city-owned cable TV programming operation. Cable franchise attorney Brian...
May 15, 2015 - 1:10pm
April 27, 2015
Mayors want more money for streets
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke said Monday as mayors from across the state gathered to ask state lawmakers to up state aid for street repairs. Small cities such as...
April 27, 2015 - 11:35pm
December 16, 2014
Willmar Utilities moves forward with substation plan
WILLMAR — No action Monday night by the Willmar City Council let stand a land purchase agreement that allows the Willmar Municipal Utilities to move ahead with preliminary design for the proposed Priam substation. “The utility is pleased we will be able to move forward with the...
December 16, 2014 - 10:43pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
September 24, 2014
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
I saw that a group of Willmar city employees, who have been without a firm contract for several years, have petitioned to unionize. While I fully support the right of all emploees to unionize for their mutual benefit, I also believe that it should rarely be necessary. Employees...
September 24, 2014 - 8:00am
September 23, 2014
Recent contract proposals for city City of Willmar employee group
A story in the Thursday edition about the Willmar city department heads, supervisors and confidential employees and the city of Willmar’s final proposal to the group contained two errors in the wage amounts for the years 2012-13 and lacked a fact concerning deferred compensation. To...
September 23, 2014 - 1:54pm
April 5, 2014
Deep frost takes toll on Willmar water mains
WILLMAR — There haven’t been any water main breaks in the streets of Willmar this week. “A very pleasant surprise,’’ says Bart Murphy,...
April 5, 2014 - 3:00am
December 26, 2013
Lawsuit alleges toddler was burned on Duluth manhole cover
DULUTH -- Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2011, when they decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the Aerial Lift Bridge.
December 26, 2013 - 9:14am
October 17, 2013
Discussion centers on dangerous animals in Willmar's city limits
WILLMAR — A proposed ordinance would establish a process and procedure necessary to declare an animal as potentially dangerous or as a dangerous animal and would define the city’s animal control authority as the Willmar Police Department. Police Chief David Wyffels explained...
October 17, 2013 - 11:09pm
September 12, 2013
Letter: The cost of micromanagement
The argument over Syria, like that over immigration, finds plenty of truth on all sides. The lessons learned from our recent excesses have us, and justly so, extremely reticent about diving into this swamp, or for that matter, even sticking in our toes. The problem is, a line...
September 12, 2013 - 2:00am
July 31, 2013
Willmar, Minn., names Ledeboer public works superintendent
WILLMAR -- Scott Ledeboer, who has worked 36 years for the city of Willmar, has been appointed public works director by City Administrator Charlene...
July 31, 2013 - 11:35pm
June 25, 2013
Willmar to spray for mosquitoes today and Wednesday
The City of Willmar’s Public Works Department will be spraying for mosquitoes from 7 p.m. to midnight today and Wednesday, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather Thursday would be the alternate evening. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 235-...
June 25, 2013 - 10:23am
May 30, 2013
City sprays wet areas for mosquitoes
WILLMAR -- During the past two months, the city Public Works Department has been spraying mosquito larvicide in areas where grass and cattails...
May 30, 2013 - 4:12pm
May 15, 2013
Inside the city of Willmar's 'broken culture'
WILLMAR — A consultant’s preliminary report of an organizational assessment of city government finds employees and staff are feeling a significant...
May 15, 2013 - 9:37am
May 10, 2013
Preliminary report on Willmar organizational study released
WILLMAR — A preliminary report on the City of Willmar Organization Review was released Friday. The city hired the consultant firm Brimeyer...
May 10, 2013 - 6:59pm