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Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 20, 2015
WCT News Update for Feb. 20
This week's WCT News Update highlights railroad improvements in Willmar and Benson. Also featured in this week's newscast is the Community Owned...
February 20, 2015 - 1:52pm
February 19, 2015
Community-owned grocery to call it quits
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery is calling it quits, saying it is unable to raise the startup capital needed to open a store. The...
February 19, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 11, 2014
Editorial: Congrats to COG on site selection
The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery took a major step forward this week in announcing its location choice at 1600 East Highway 12. This location decision has been a long time coming for this community group planning and organizing this local-foods grocery store. The organization...
April 11, 2014 - 7:00am
April 8, 2014
Community-owned grocery to make site announcement at 1 p.m. today
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will make a site announcement this afternoon. The formal announcement by the board of directors...
April 8, 2014 - 9:20am
April 7, 2014
COG to announce site selection Tuesday
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will make a site announcement next week. The formal announcement by the board of directors...
April 7, 2014 - 10:39am
March 25, 2014
Supporting local food from your kitchen
Regional organic farmers report they are heading into spring greenhouse planting this month, and though those teasing March freeze-thaw cycles...
March 25, 2014 - 9:40am
February 24, 2014
Mix it up with some quinoa
Quinoa is one of those foods that at first is impossible to pronounce properly until you’ve heard someone else say it, and even then it’s a toss-up if you’ll actually remember it. Even so, quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), has become a staple in my kitchen ever since I was...
February 24, 2014 - 2:04pm
August 5, 2013
Willmar, Minn., community-owned grocery hires outreach coordinator
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery has announced Zack Liebl has been hired as new outreach coordinator. The COG is a planned cooperative that will be a full-service grocery store offering local, fresh and quality food to support a healthy and connected community. The...
August 5, 2013 - 11:41pm
July 8, 2013
Willmar Community-Owned Grocery to hold annual meeting Tuesday
WILLMAR - The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will hold its annual meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar. The business meeting starts at 6 p.m. Members will hear a progress report on the community-owned grocery and elect new board members. There are...
July 8, 2013 - 10:00am
February 21, 2013
County Board hears update on plans for Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Efforts to establish a new food cooperative in Willmar got the attention of the Kandiyohi County Commissioners this week when organizers of the Community-Owned Grocery gave the commissioners an update on the project. Frequently known locally as the COG, volunteers have...
February 21, 2013 - 12:35am
March 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., community-owned grocery to host grower Q & A today
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will host a grower question-and-answer from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Willmar Public Library. The session will be led by Erik Larson of the St. Peter food cooperative and one of the cooperative's growers, Adam Ellefson of Living Land...
March 6, 2012 - 11:32am
January 24, 2012
COG to host dessert tasting tonight in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery organizing board is hosting "Delectable Desserts," a sampling of healthful desserts by some of Willmar's best bakery chefs, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
January 24, 2012 - 11:53am