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Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
New photos show PWC accountant tweeting, mixing envelopes at Oscars
Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
USA TODAY content added to the West Central Tribune
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
February 11, 2017
Willmar continues to grow and prosper
WILLMAR — In 2016 the city of Willmar approved over $60 million dollars in new construction and development ranging from major school projects...
February 11, 2017 - 4:25am
December 16, 2016
New promotional videos added to Kandiyohi County website
WILLMAR — There's a new addition to the official Kandiyohi County website: a series of videos promoting the good life in Kandiyohi County....
December 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 1, 2016
EDC reinforces marketing for Willmar's 'shovel-ready' industrial park
WILLMAR — Now that streets, utilities and a "shovel-ready" certification are in place for the development of a new section of the Willmar...
November 1, 2016 - 4:28pm
September 6, 2016
EDC group learns about aeroponics system to grow produce year-round
WILLMAR—A proposal to grow fresh lettuce and herbs year-round with nothing more than air, light and a fine mist of water and nutrients...
September 6, 2016 - 10:32am
May 14, 2016
Editorial: Angel investment fund is a good idea
An effort to create an angel investment fund is underway in Kandiyohi County with the goal to provide critical capital to launch and/or expand county businesses. This is a worthy effort within the Kandiyohi County community. It is being coordinated by the Kandiyohi County and City...
May 14, 2016 - 10:30am
Officials praise collaboration to secure $10M federal grant for Willmar railroad wye
WILLMAR — With a massive 1920s-era steam engine serving as a backdrop on a crisp autumn Friday afternoon, federal, state and local officials...
November 14, 2015 - 12:20am
September 11, 2015
EDC discusses its funding philosophy
WILLMAR –– A difference of opinion about the mission, goals and guidelines for using taxpayer money for economic development resulted in split votes Thursday for funding two proposals that were presented to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 12, 2015
Lake Lillian to host ‘town talks’ Monday on local business
LAKE LILLIAN — Spurred by the recent closing of the town’s only grocery store, Lake Lillian will host a pair of community talking sessions this coming week on business recruitment and retention. The goal is to look at “the whole big picture” of local business, said Susan...
February 12, 2015 - 11:36pm
June 16, 2014
New London, Spicer EDAs launch business retention effort
NEW LONDON — Over the next several weeks, businesses in the New London and Spicer area will have an opportunity to help the New London and Spicer Economic Development Authorities better understand the issues facing area businesses. The two EDAs, assisted by the University of Minnesota...
June 16, 2014 - 11:40pm
June 10, 2014
Lamecker’s General Store to open in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — Scott and Teresa Lamecker are closer to filling the void left in Kerkhoven with the closing of the community’s hardware and grocery store businesses in 2013. The couple is aiming to open Lamecker’s General Store at the end of the month, if work continues to progress...
June 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
May 22, 2014
EDC appoints two to operations board
WILLMAR — With a unanimous vote, the joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has appointed Art Benson and Linda Kacher to the operating board. The vote on Wednesday filled two of three vacancies on the board and brought an...
May 22, 2014 - 4:00am
May 15, 2014
Keeping a spot on the map: New road signs demonstrate local pride for Sunburg
SUNBURG — Sunburg doesn’t have a water tower visibly announcing the town’s name. There’s no sign on Kandiyohi County Highway 7 as the road enters the south end of town. And after a storm last summer destroyed the remaining “Welcome to Sunburg” sign at Highway 7 and Minnesota...
May 15, 2014 - 11:05pm
April 23, 2014
Montevideo City Council members ponder relative values of heritage center and facility for custom-building rail cars
MONTEVIDEO — History and economic development collided in Montevideo over a rail yard, but City Council members still hold hope of avoiding...
April 23, 2014 - 2:40pm
April 18, 2014
Bluegrass Proteins acquires Dawson plant, begins hiring workers
DAWSON — A “help wanted” sign has replaced the “for sale” sign on the former American Milk Producers Inc. facility in Dawson. Bluegrass Proteins Inc., of Kentucky, has finalized its purchase of the facility and is now hiring a work force to begin production there, according...
April 18, 2014 - 2:00am
April 11, 2014
Letter: Keeping Willmar competitive
I understand the arguments against the city of Willmar using tax increment financing to sell land in the industrial park for Jennie-O to expand their corporate headquarters in Willmar. A large corporation that is a subsidiary of an even larger corporation (Hormel) probably has plenty...
April 11, 2014 - 7:00am