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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat
Yellow Medicine County turns to 'traditional' justice
Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
Girls Basketball: Cards stretch win streak to seven
Sports Briefs: Warrant issued for Jets' Darrelle Revis on assault charges
Boys Basketball: Marshall blisters Willmar
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
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
Minnesota Opinion: Minn. Legislature should pass compromise Real ID bill
May 7, 2015
Willmar Regional Access Channels pulls 13th episode of ‘Kandi Rapper’ due to complaint
WILLMAR — A written complaint about threats and harassment led Willmar city officials to pull last week’s episode of a local man’s weekly...
May 7, 2015 - 11:46pm
March 23, 2014
Local government critic Bob Enos resigns from EDC Operations Board
WILLMAR— Local government critic Bob Enos has resigned from the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s Operations Board. Enos has criticized the EDC’s direction; the agency’s use of taxpayer funds and what he said are potential conflicts of...
March 23, 2014 - 11:29pm
October 16, 2013
Willmar Design Center recognized for achieving national Main Street accreditation
WILLMAR — The Willmar Design Center has received recognition for its downtown revitalization efforts by becoming Minnesota’s first nationally accredited Main Street program. “It’s a recognition that the Willmar Design Center is meeting this national standard of following...
October 16, 2013 - 11:26pm
October 25, 2012
Letter: If it is evil to be proactive for Willmar, so be it
In the Oct. 12 West Central Tribune editorial it states, "(Willmar City Councilman Ron) Christianson allegedly called one business leader 'evil' recently during a personal conversation with a third party." Well, I'm the one he labeled an evil person. If being proactive for the community...
October 25, 2012 - 7:00am
August 20, 2012
Willmar Design Center wins state preservation award
WILLMAR -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has named the Willmar Design Center a preservation award winner for the center's work with improving downtown business facades through the Main Street Design Project. The project assisted 11 businesses. The downtown project was funded...
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Community-owned grocery effort attracts interest from Japan
WILLMAR -- Willmar's attempt to organize a community-owned grocery store where locally grown foods are sold is attracting international attention. Later...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Willmar, Minn.'s Lakeland Hotel joins National Register of Historic Places
WILLMAR -- The 85-year-old Lakeland Hotel, the downtown home to traveling salesmen, lakes-area visitors and a variety of retail stores, has been...
March 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Design Center, city seek public comments to update downtown improvement plan
WILLMAR -- When Roy Stiff incorporated his KandiComp digital services company in 2004, he immediately wanted to move downtown. He got his chance...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
State nominates Lakeland Hotel building for National Historic Register
WILLMAR -- The Lakeland Hotel building in downtown Willmar has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Minnesota Historical Society's State Review Board. The Lakeland, constructed in 1927, was among 12 buildings from around the state that were nominated during...
November 2, 2011 - 2:31pm
July 29, 2010
City Council panel OKs grant application for Becker project
WILLMAR -- Willmar's proposed Becker Avenue redesign project is one of seven projects in Minnesota that will be seeking federal grants under...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Willmar panel endorses proposed redesign concept for Becker Avenue
WILLMAR -- A redesign concept for Becker Avenue would provide a calmer and greener environment for downtown, according to supporters of a streetscape improvement proposal. The concept for a redesigned Becker Avenue from Sixth Street Southwest to First Street envisions creation of...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Due to $5K grant, debit cards will be OK to use at Becker Market
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Design Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Willmar Area Community Foundation to buy an electronic benefits transfer machine that will let Becker Market shoppers pay for their purchases with their debit cards. The grant will be used to buy the machine...
April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 13, 2010
WILLMAR -- Mike Markiewicz has joined Rice Home Medical LLC as billing account representative at the Willmar location.
April 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Idea for a community-owned grocery store gathers momentum
WILLMAR -- Interest is sprouting in establishing a community-owned grocery store featuring locally produced food and possibly food delivery,...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am