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July 11, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

A deadline of July 21 has been set to sign up for a broadband project proposed in parts of Kandiyohi County. A $4.9 million grant from the state would go to another community on a waiting list if the project is not completed.
Sign up, pay up by July 21: Kandiyohi County broadband deadline looms
July 11, 2017 - 10:13pm
April 19, 2017
Aaron Backman of Willmar and members of the Highway 23 Coalition met Wednesday with State Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commisioner Charlie Zelle to discuss the important of closing the two two-lane gaps on Minnesota Highway 23. Backman is the executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.
Tribune photo / Steve Ammermann
Highway 23 Coalition lobbies for completing two-lane gaps
April 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
February 3, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

The current preliminary design for the railroad bypass project west of Willmar does not include a crossing for First Avenue West/Kandiyohi County Road 55. The city of Willmar has concerns about whether businesses in that area, including PALS (foreground) and Farm Service Elevator (background), will have adequate access.
Not all parties agree regarding Willmar wye
February 3, 2017 - 7:03am
January 31, 2017
Letter: Poor choice for EDC board
January 31, 2017 - 10:13pm
Alberto Gasca-Ortega, left, owner of La Fiesta Food, checks out groceries Monday for customer Harley Montenegro at the downtown Willmar store. The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has been awarded a grant to assist diverse businesses, and the EDC director will be visiting more than a dozen minority-owned businesses in the next few months. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Kandiyohi County and city of Willmar EDC to assist minority-owned businesses
January 31, 2017 - 7:09am
January 24, 2017
Letter: Shady deal with EDC appointment?
January 24, 2017 - 10:47pm
January 18, 2017
Les Heitke, former mayor of Willmar, was recommended Tuesday by the Willmar City Council to serve on the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission Operations Board. He is shown in a 2010 file photo whil serving as mayor. (Tribune file photo)
Former Willmar Mayor Heitke recommended to EDC Operations Board
January 18, 2017 - 6:56am
January 13, 2017
Kandiyohi County, Willmar EDC Operations Board 'supports' former member Kacher
January 13, 2017 - 6:00am
December 28, 2016
Linda Kacher
Mayor vetoes recommendation to reappoint Kacher to EDC board
December 28, 2016 - 8:39pm
December 7, 2016
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
December 7, 2016 - 7:16am
November 1, 2016
Jacob Pettis, Northwest Drywall, works Tuesday afternoon on the framing of a new building for Dooley's Petroleum in Willmar's Industrial Park. Dooley’s is constructing a new office building and shop on three lots in the Industrial Park’s new Fourth Addition. A new flier was recently completed to help market the other lots available in the industrial park. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
EDC reinforces marketing for Willmar's 'shovel-ready' industrial park
November 1, 2016 - 4:28pm
July 7, 2016
Over 180 acres of the Willmar Industrial Park Fourth Addition are now certified shovel-ready by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The designation means the sites are ready for development, with many of the pre-construction activities completed. Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Willmar Industrial Park lots now certified shovel-ready
July 7, 2016 - 12:15am
April 17, 2016
Economic Development Commission board may review employee structure
April 17, 2016 - 10:41pm
January 7, 2016
Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission Joint Powers Board has chosen Aaron Backman for its vacant executive director position. Backman is currently executive director of the the Economic Development Authority for the city of Windom.
EDC chooses Windom man for executive director position
January 7, 2016 - 4:22pm
January 6, 2016
Candidate withdraws from EDC director post
January 6, 2016 - 10:52pm