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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
May 31, 2016
Citizens to run for county commissions
WILLMAR — The following candidates filed for seats on area county boards, according to information available early Tuesday evening from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Filing for county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any candidate may withdraw a candidacy by 5...
May 31, 2016 - 11:07pm
March 21, 2016
Commission appointments divide Willmar City Council
WILLMAR — The city council approved the appointments of Tom Butterfield to the Zoning Appeals Board and Rebecca Trongaard to the Planning Commission but defeated Julie Asmus’ appointment to the Planning Commission after two votes Monday night. The committee appointments were acted...
March 21, 2016 - 11:12pm
December 7, 2015
Meet the new members of Willmar's Human Rights Commission
WILLMAR— New appointees will bring a variety of backgrounds to the Willmar Human Rights Commission. Lynn Travaglio Travaglio applied out of work and personal interest. Travaglio said she has a strong desire to lend her background, experience and education to a public/city committee....
December 7, 2015 - 11:10pm
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
April 26, 2015
Keeping Willmar’s lights on comes at a hefty cost
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission said they appreciated a recent tour of the utility’s southwest water treatment...
April 26, 2015 - 11:50pm
November 27, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission to extend early retirement program
November 27, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
Letter: Don't need county endorsements
I read with interest your editorial where this paper decided to endorse Alan Welle over Roger Imdieke for Kandiyohi County Commissioner in District 4. I do agree with your analysis that both men would do well if elected. That would have been a great place to end your editorial and...
November 3, 2012 - 12:08am
November 2, 2012
Letter: Welle is right choice for County Board
Alan Welle is the right choice for District 4 Kandiyohi County Commissioner. He brings experience at the local, county and state levels of government, and knows how to get things done. He has a broad perspective on all the issues. Alan has always been a good listener and works well...
November 2, 2012 - 7:32am
October 15, 2012
Economic Development Commission works to prioritize goals for 2013
WILLMAR -- By next month, the operating board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission hopes to whittle down a long list of potential goals and identify priorities for the coming year. Board members reviewed the three-page list during a meeting...
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am
October 13, 2012
EDC to fill position, close MinnWest office
WILLMAR -- A vacant staff position will be filled for an agriculture and renewable energy specialist with Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The position will return to part time, however, and the office location that had been maintained on the...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 26, 2012
EDC debates goals, priorities for economic development
WILLMAR -- Is the addition of more jobs the best strategy for Kandiyohi County to promote economic growth? Should there be more emphasis on creating jobs that pay well?
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
EDC defers contribution to Angel Network
ATWATER -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is holding off on a decision whether to help fund the Minnesota Angel Network for a second year, saying it wants more information on how well the organization is meeting its goals. Members of the...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
County redistricting proposals draws few public comments
WILLMAR -- A process to redistrict Kandiyohi County's five commissioner districts is drawing little, if any, public comment. Only one person showed up for the second informational meeting Monday night, and that individual, Kim Larson of rural Willmar, came out of curiosity and didn't...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Willmar artists to appear on 'Postcards' Sunday WILLMAR -- Pioneer Public TV's "Postcards" will feature two Willmar artists at 7 p.m. Sunday. Ron Adams takes us into his intense and passionate world of painting, a craft to which he's devoted 40 years, while Fred Cogelow, a self-taught...
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Economic development board adopts guidelines for funding requests from Kandiyohi County, Minn., community
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission adopted guidelines Thursday for handling funding requests from community groups. Board members and economic development officials hope it will help make the process more clear and consistent. "It's...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am