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Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 30, 2016
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
The time has come for the Willmar School Board and its teachers to find a way to settle their contract negotiations. Negotiations for the 2015-17...
November 30, 2016 - 1:18pm
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
July 13, 2016
Board, teachers to try again for contract settlement in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board and its teachers union may be nearing a resolution of their ongoing contract dispute. The two sides plan...
July 13, 2016 - 12:15am
June 24, 2016
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
WILLMAR — A contract was awarded Tuesday for the diversion of Peach Creek, setting the stage for another step toward completion of the Grass...
June 24, 2016 - 11:12pm
June 7, 2016
Willmar City Council terminates fixed-based operator contract
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted to terminate the fixed-base operator contract between the city and Brian Negen, Maximum Cruise Aviation,...
June 7, 2016 - 12:19am
May 25, 2016
Handling of FBO contract concerns airport commissioners
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar Airport Commission raised concerns this week regarding the fixed-base operator’s contract and how the issue was handled, both within the city and publicly. “This has been an action that has a lot of questions about it and the people involved...
May 25, 2016 - 11:41pm
FBO has until Thursday to prove insurance coverage
WILLMAR — Brian Negen, who owns Maximum Cruise Aviation and has been the fixed-base operator at the Willmar Municipal Airport for several years,...
May 25, 2016 - 11:40pm
May 12, 2016
Willmar schools, teachers negotiate again
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board and its teachers will make another attempt to negotiate a contract settlement Friday afternoon. The last contract for Education Minnesota-Willmar expired July 30, 2015. Contracts for other bargaining units in the district were settled in late 2015...
May 12, 2016 - 12:02am
May 10, 2016
Willmar School Board awards boiler contract
WILLMAR — A Willmar firm has been awarded a contract to do some of the deferred maintenance work in Willmar Public Schools’ major building program. On Monday the Willmar School Board awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Jefferson Learning Center to Chappell Central of...
May 10, 2016 - 12:17am
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
October 22, 2015
Rice Memorial Hospital OKs new contract for RNs
WILLMAR — A new three-year contract has been approved with registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital, providing raises intended to keep the pay scale competitive with other hospitals in the market. The agreement gives the nurses a pay increase of 2 percent across the board in...
October 22, 2015 - 11:09pm
June 8, 2015
Willmar approves contract with new superintendent
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved a three-year contract with its new superintendent Jeffrey Holm. Holm will join the district on July 1. He is leaving Minot Public Schools in Minot, N.D., where he has worked as a principal and assistant superintendent for nearly...
June 8, 2015 - 11:36pm
October 10, 2014
Teachers approve tentative agreement; School Board will consider agreement at Monday meeting
WILLMAR — Willmar’s teachers have approved a tentative agreement on a 2013-15 union contract with the Willmar School Board. If the School Board approves the agreement at its Monday meeting, the two-year contract will be ratified and signed a little more than eight months before...
October 10, 2014 - 11:56pm
October 2, 2014
City committee OKs contract sewer changes
WILLMAR — Two changes in the construction contract for the sanitary sewer lift station and sewer line improvement project in northeast Willmar — which cost $2.421 million — received support this week from the City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee. The committee will...
October 2, 2014 - 11:37pm
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