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October 20, 2014
Willmar City Council held a hearing Monday on amending the city sidewalk ordinance. The change would affect downtown businesses such as those that will be housed at the Hub near the Barn Theatre. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Amended ordinance broadens business use of sidewalks
October 20, 2014 - 11:32pm
October 7, 2014
Council invites public to discuss sidewalk seating
October 7, 2014 - 11:07pm
September 24, 2014
‘Walk the Corridor’ to visit ethnic Willmar’s businesses
September 24, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 10, 2014
Plans for a brewhouse, restaurant, wine bar and lunch area were shown to the public during an open house Tuesday at the historic art deco building purchased by Willmar Downtown Development (formerly Willmar Design Center) and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The partners bought the building from the neighboring Barn Theatre, which had used the building for prop storage. (Tribune photo by David Little)
‘Historic 313’ building to be rehabbed for brewhouse, restaurant in downtown Willmar
June 10, 2014 - 11:12pm
April 23, 2014
Letter: Do we need ‘placemaking’?
April 23, 2014 - 1:00am
April 7, 2014
A bench on Fourth Street Southwest offers small-scale potential for placemaking, or the development of public spaces that welcome and engage people. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
‘Placemaking’: Helping downtown districts reclaim vitality
April 7, 2014 - 11:27pm
March 28, 2014
The building known as the “Barn Shed” in downtown Willmar has been used to store props and a workshop for the Barn Theatre. An agreement is in place to purchase and rehabilitate the building for development of local food-based businesses. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Papers signed for purchase, rehab of ‘Barn Shed’ building in downtown Willmar
March 28, 2014 - 10:59pm
December 5, 2013
Downtown Willmar snow emergency set Friday morning
December 5, 2013 - 10:37am
November 23, 2013
Editorial: Take time to enjoy Holidaze today
November 23, 2013 - 6:00am
August 11, 2013
Daniel Hoisington of Hoisington Preservation Consultants looks over the historic buildings Friday in Willmar's downtown to gauge the historical significance and integrity of older buildings in the central business district.  A grant application is being proposed to have a historic district of Willmar's downtown nominated to the National Historic Register.play button
Video: Downtown Willmar Historic District
August 11, 2013 - 5:50pm
July 29, 2013
Design Center to study feasibility of downtown Willmar, Minn., historic district
July 29, 2013 - 11:40pm
July 8, 2013
Fire damages 5 businesses, displaces 5 families in downtown Fergus Falls
July 8, 2013 - 9:00am
Decorative fencing at the gateway intersection of Highway 12 and Seventh Street Southwest and the blue column beckon visitors to downtown Willmar. The right-turn arrow indicates plans by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to construct a right-turn lane at the intersection.  (Illustration by Treeline)
Landscape architect gets OK for final downtown gateway designs in Willmar, Minn.
July 8, 2013 - 5:42am
Letter: The downtown identity crisis
July 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 6, 2013
Complaints by downtown business people about garbage include overflowing containers and trash sitting on the ground next to sidewalks, as this photo taken Feb. 17 shows. (Submitted photo by Stephen Deleski)
Willmar, Minn., mayor to appoint task force to study downtown garbage problem
July 6, 2013 - 6:22am