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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 21, 2009
As economy chips away at local government, Heitke proposes county mayors discuss sharing services
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke said he intends to invite all mayors from Kandiyohi County cities to discuss possible sharing of services and financial efficiencies. "I think it would be worthwhile in this climate of looking for more efficiencies to draw together our mayors within...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Judge issues oath of office to four council members; application for real estate rehab funds is approved
WILLMAR -- Judge Donald Spilseth issued the oath of office Monday night to returning Willmar City Council members Denis Anderson and Jim Dokken and to new council members Tim Johnson and Steve Ahmann. They were the winners of the four open council seats in the Nov. 4 general election....
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Finance Committee will discuss possible state revenue cuts
WILLMAR -- No one knows for sure how much state aid cities such as Willmar could lose if Gov.
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Levy hike allows Willmar HRA to rehab housing
WILLMAR -- A large levy increase approved Monday night by the Willmar City Council will enable the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to carry out a new project to buy, rehabilitate and resell homes in the center of the city for eligible first-time home buyers. The HRA will use...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
No action is taken on Westwind mortgage by officials
WILLMAR -- The developer of Westwind Estates is asking the City Council to approve a $350,000 mortgage and promissory note for the affordable housing project in southwest Willmar. Money for the mortgage came from a $350,000 grant the city re-ceived ea- rlier in the year from the...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Willmar Council canvasses ballots; totals unchanged
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council met in special session Thursday afternoon to canvass ballots cast by voters for council candidates in Tuesday's general election. The official vote totals were unchanged from the previously reported unofficial results. Denis Anderson, 62, was re-elected...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Willmar Council winners thank voters for support
WILLMAR -- The four winning Willmar City Council candidates thanked voters for their support at the ballot box in Tuesday's general election. Voters returned two incumbents and elected one newcomer and a former council member to the four four-year terms that begin in January. In...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Incumbent Dokken easily fends of challenge to win election to third term
WILLMAR -- Incumbent Jim Dokken easily defeated challenger Susana Hunnicutt for the four-year term from Ward 4 on the Willmar City Council in Tuesday's general election. Unofficial returns showed Dokken received 1,345 to 549 for Hunnicutt with all three of the ward's precincts reporting...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Gardner says objective criteria is a must when council facing land use issues
WILLMAR -- City Council decisions about land use are extremely important if judged simply by contention or controversy, says Steve Gardner, who's...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Editorial: No endorsement in city's Ward 4
Willmar Ward 4 voters face the choice of incumbent Jim Dokken or challenger Susana Hunnicutt. This Willmar City Council race will be a decision about an obstructionist council member or a newcomer candidate. We cannot see a clear decision in this race. Dokken has owned his own business...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Controversial Westwind Estates, low-income homes at forefront of the candidates' issues
WILLMAR -- Discussion about low-income housing and the controversial Westwind workforce housing project consumed about half of a 60-minute Willmar...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am