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Runaway horse-drawn Christmas wagon ride near Willmar injures driver and passengers
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 15, 2014
DeBlieck: Community service is important
WILLMAR — Longtime Willmar City Councilman Bruce DeBlieck says he is seeking re-election to another four-year term from Ward 1 because community...
October 15, 2014 - 9:58pm
July 20, 2014
Committee members differ on use of foam in street work
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee differed last week on the benefit of using geo-form in street construction. Committee Chair Ron Christianson said the city needs to look at making roads last longer. For the past couple of years, Christianson...
July 20, 2014 - 11:09pm
Calvin, DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen in early filing for Willmar mayor, council posts
WILLMAR — Former Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin, city councilman Bruce DeBlieck, former councilman Steve Gardner and councilwoman Audrey Nelsen filed affidavits of candidacy today at the City Offices in the Aug. 12 primary election. Calvin filed for the four-year...
May 20, 2014 - 11:37am
February 22, 2013
Mayor calls Vision 2040 ‘a little dysfunctional’
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Bruce DeBlieck took exception to Mayor Frank Yanish’s comment Tuesday night that the Vision 2040 long-range community planning effort, which is just getting started, is “a little dysfunctional.’’ DeBlieck asked Yanish to explain the...
February 22, 2013 - 11:43pm
January 11, 2011
Yanish gives first State of City address as city leaders sworn into office
Frank Yanish gaveled the regular meeting of the Willmar City Council to session Monday after he re-ceived a certificate of election from City...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Committee hears snow removal stats and so far it's been an arduous winter
The city of Willmar rec-eived approximately 41 inches of snow from Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 compared with about 25 inches for the same period one...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Mayor-elect: 'We're going to do the best job we can'
Mayor-elect Frank Yanish says he's received a mandate from Willmar voters. Yanish, who easily defeated incumbent Mayor Les Heitke in the Nov....
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Official city election results show Yanish, 4,121; Heitke, 2,447
WILLMAR -- Frank Yanish received 4,121 votes and incumbent Les Heitke received 2,447 votes in the race for the four-year term as mayor of Willmar in Tuesday's general election, according to ballots officially canvassed Friday by the Willmar City Council. The totals are comprised...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Committee recommends City Council declare old airport terminal unsafe
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Community Development Committee is recommending the council declare the old airport terminal building unsafe. The committee will also recommend the council request that the Federal Aviation Administration immediately release the terminal property...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
City's new wastewater treatment plant project may come in $3M under budget, consultant says
WILLMAR -- The cost of Willmar's new wastewater conveyance and treatment facility is expected to be $3 million under budget, according to an official with facility consultant Donohue and Associates. "We expect to be in the range of $3.1 million under budget,'' said Ken Sedmak, Donohue...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
Willmar panel recommends council revise tobacco-free policy in parks
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will consider revising the tobacco-free policy that prohibits tobacco use in city parks during youth activities. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building. The revision would expand the policy and...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Grant application for $1.8M Becker Avenue redesign gets backing of Willmar City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members approved a state grant application that includes the $1.8 million Becker Avenue redesign project, but not before debating whether the private sector should cover the 1 percent or $25,000 local share. The council voted 7-1 Monday night to authorize...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Willmar committee declares mobile homes unsafe, seeks removal
WILLMAR -- The City Council's Community Development Committee will ask the council to declare two abandoned mobile homes unsafe in violation...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Contest set for office of mayor of Willmar; Christianson facing challenger in Ward 2
WILLMAR -- Willmar voters will have a choice of two candidates for the four-year office of mayor in the Nov. 2 general election. They are incumbent Mayor Les Heitke and challenger Frank Yanish. Both candidates filed affidavits of candidacy by Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. The last contested...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 13, 2010
City officials continue ICE enforcement discussion
WILLMAR -- Members of the Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee are continuing the discussion -- but made no decision -- about possibly participating in a federal immigration law enforcement program. The committee Tuesday afternoon received background information about...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00am