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Records published March 25
Developing a vision
Willmar Community Center creates community one event at a time
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
New Bush Fellow pursues community development
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
,Midwest Opinion: A workable path to bipartisan health care reform
Minding our Elders: Feeling useful integral to emotional health
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Dave & Vivian Swanson
July 23, 2015
Willmar City Council member Jim Dokken resigns
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council member Jim Dokken has resigned his Fourth Ward council seat. Dokken submitted a brief letter of resignation to Interim City Administrator Kevin Halliday at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dokken had served on the council since 1998 and was most recently...
July 23, 2015 - 11:36pm
February 6, 2014
City Council OKs local cost for Highway 12 improvements including Seventh Street Southwest right-turn lane
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar will participate in this year’s U.S. Highway 12 improvement project to the tune of $58,747, under action taken...
February 6, 2014 - 11:14pm
Willmar Ward 4 voters return Dokken to City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar voters in Ward 4 returned incumbent Jim Dokken to the City Council in Tuesday's general election. Dokken is completing 14 years on the council. Dokken defeated challenger Jay Lawton 864 to 578 in unofficial returns. Dokken carried all three precincts, with 236...
November 6, 2012 - 9:47pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Our city is functional
A very functional Willmar City Council: as in, having a practical application, or serving a useful purpose. A recent review of all City Council motions and resolutions, from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 15, 2012, reveal some interesting facts. The review revealed that 206 motions...
November 3, 2012 - 12:30am
January 19, 2012
Editorial: Council is right on hiring officers
The Willmar City Council correctly approved the recommendation to hire two replacement police officers. The council's decision was decided by Mayor Frank Yanish's tiebreaking vote in support of the police officer hires, which was recommended by the Labor Relations Committee, City...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
Council committee to hear about need for parking study
WILLMAR -- Some people may believe the current mix of on-street parking, municipal parking lots and small private parking lots is adequate to meet the needs of Willmar's downtown businesses and customers right now. But the hypothetical question could be: What would people like downtown...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
City Council OKs sewer line work, decommissioning two lift stations
WILLMAR -- The city will open construction bids on May 3 for rerouting the 21st Street Southwest wastewater sewer line and for decommissioning the Arby's and Ortenblad wastewater lift stations. The Willmar City Council Monday night approved plans and specifications and authorized...
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Signs will designate Willmar as Yellow Ribbon City
WILLMAR -- Motorists will soon see that Willmar is part of a statewide group that connects and coordinates organizations, agencies and companies...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
City Council approves Garfield condition report
WILLMAR -- A local architectural firm will prepare a report for the Willmar City Council on the condition of the Garfield School building.
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
City might tap search specialists to replace Schmit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council may seek the services of an executive search firm to fill the city administrator's position. Seven of eight council members met in an informal work session Wednesday to discuss the process of filling the administrator's position. They talked about...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
City officials rule mobile home issue needs more discussion
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council unanimously defeated a motion Monday night to declare two abandoned mobile homes unsafe in violation of city exterior storage and exterior maintenance ordinances. Instead, the council voted 8-0 to return the concept of removing unsafe mobile homes...
June 22, 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
May 28, 2010
Frost boils bubbling up on streets
WILLMAR -- Frost boils -- mounds of gravel and broken pavement -- are bubbling up again through Willmar streets. The boils occur when freezing...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
City Council returns ICE issue to committee for further discussion
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members want more discussion before deciding whether the police department should be trained to enforce federal...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
City Council OKs researching office space needs
WILLMAR -- City officials will research the possibility of using Willmar School District property as the site for future city offices. The City...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am