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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Council to discuss how to spend sales tax project monies
WILLMAR—With Robbins Island, Swansson Field and the Willmar Civic Center chosen as the three sites to benefit from the potential local...
August 19, 2016 - 3:20pm
October 5, 2015
Willmar Ward 4 candidate forum is Tuesday
WILLMAR — Two candidates vying for a vacant spot on the Willmar City Council will discuss issues during a forum Tuesday night. Hosted by the Willmar League of Women Voters, the forum will feature Shawn Mueske and Tom Butterfield who have filed to run in a special election...
October 5, 2015 - 1:03pm
November 4, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs funding $3.6M industrial park project
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members Monday night resolved a possible funding problem for a proposed $3.6 million industrial park improvement project. The council discussed the possibility of taking about $800,000 funds from other projects, such as a proposed Civic Center heating,...
November 4, 2014 - 12:05am
August 8, 2014
Council OKs permit for medical marijuana lab/dispensary
WILLMAR — Even before the Willmar City Council set an Aug. 18 date for a public hearing to consider an ordinance increasing building permit fees, contractors expressed concerns about the proposed increase. Chad Kompelien told the council during the open forum Monday night that...
August 8, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 25, 2014
Willmar City Council approves joint transit agreement
WILLMAR —The Willmar City Council has approved the joint powers agreement to establish a new transit agency serving Willmar, Kandiyohi County and Renville County. The council voted Monday to authorize City Administrator Charlene Stevens and Mayor Frank Yanish to execute the agreement...
July 25, 2014 - 11:11pm
June 2, 2014
Engan Associates awarded auditorium contract: Council OKs contracts for City Auditorium hazard abatement and building improvement project
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has approved a $44,000 professional services contract with Engan Associates of Willmar for the City Auditorium hazard abatement and building improvement project. The four-part contract approved Monday night covers design development, preparation...
June 2, 2014 - 11:42pm
May 20, 2014
Calvin, Liebl file for Willmar mayor; DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen file for council
WILLMAR — Retired Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin and Zack Liebl, outreach coordinator for the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Store, have filed for the office of mayor in the Aug. 12 Willmar city primary election. Both had earlier announced their intentions to file. Filings...
May 20, 2014 - 11:42pm
March 3, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs land transfer to Jennie-O
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on a voice vote Monday night approved the transfer of two parcels of land totaling approximately eight acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate headquarters expansion project. Both parcels have a combined value of...
March 3, 2014 - 11:18pm
February 18, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs process to fill positions at police dept.
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has taken steps to fill three Police Department positions and to fill the Civic Center Arena manager’s position. The council, during a 53-minute meeting Tuesday night, accepted the recommendation of the Labor Relations Committee to open the...
February 18, 2014 - 11:43pm
January 31, 2014
Committee recommends Willmar Council declare downtown UMEC building unsafe
WILLMAR — The Community Development Committee will recommend the Willmar City Council declare the UMEC USA building (formerly Erickson Furniture),...
January 31, 2014 - 11:13pm
January 23, 2014
While criticizing city staff, Willmar councilman contradicted by previous meeting minutes
WILLMAR — Minutes of a previous Willmar City Council meeting apparently contradict council member Ron Christianson’s criticism of city staff for not telling the council about problems with a wastewater lift station. During Tuesday night’s council meeting, Christianson asked...
January 23, 2014 - 10:41pm
December 18, 2013
Spicer OKs 2 a.m. license for Zorbaz
SPICER — Zorbaz on Green Lake will be allowed to stay open until 2 a.m. for at least one more year. The Spicer City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to renew an annual permit for Zorbaz following a lengthy discussion, said City Administrator Leslie Valiant. Council members Jerry Reierson,...
December 18, 2013 - 11:25pm
December 17, 2013
Willmar’s Council reviews ordinance prohibiting parking in front yards
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council received a refresher on city ordinance that prohibits parking in residential front yards after concerns...
December 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
December 16, 2013
Willmar City Council supports amphitheater idea
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to support construction of an amphitheater at Robbins Island Park. Council support was...
December 16, 2013 - 11:23pm
November 28, 2013
Willmar committee seeks policy for changes to projects
WILLMAR — Discussion about an engineer’s street project design error could lead to a policy in which Willmar City Council members are told when changes are made in city improvement projects. Bollig Inc. of Willmar was hired by the council last year to provide engineering and...
November 28, 2013 - 10:13pm