Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
As new wood materials become stronger, 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel
Five Vancouver Canucks quarantined with mumps
How old are Minnesota cabin owners? The answer might surprise you
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Economic Development Commission
July 23, 2015
Search firm chosen to help find next EDC director
WILLMAR — The process of finding a new executive director for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission took a step forward Thursday with the selection of Waters and Company as the search firm. The company, one of three that submitted a proposal,...
July 23, 2015 - 11:00pm
June 14, 2015
Development officials eye alternatives to JOBZ incentives
By Anne Polta firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR — With the sunset this year of Minnesota’s Job Opportunity Building Zone incentive program, local economic development officials are beginning to explore options to help smooth the transition for participating businesses. Steve Renquist,...
June 14, 2015 - 11:36pm
June 11, 2015
Economic Development Commission starts director search
WILLMAR — As they launched the process Wednesday of finding a new executive director, members of the governing board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission made a handful of key decisions. They plan to use an executive search firm to help them...
June 11, 2015 - 12:05am
May 20, 2015
Economic group delays executive director search
WILLMAR — The process of finding a new executive director for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has been slowed down by at least a month. A meeting of the EDC joint powers board that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until mid-...
May 20, 2015 - 12:46am
April 23, 2015
Economic Development Commission director to retire
WILLMAR — Steve Renquist, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, announced Thursday that he will retire Aug. 1. A timetable and process for finding a new executive to head the Economic Development Commission will be determined...
April 23, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 10, 2015
Renquist: ‘We don’t know where this is going to end’
As additional farms report outbreaks of avian influenza among their turkey flocks, the potential economic impact has people like Steve Renquist paying close attention. “One concern is we don’t know where this is going to end,” said Renquist, executive director of the Kandiyohi...
April 10, 2015 - 11:11pm
March 15, 2015
Economic Development Commission supports bypass
WILLMAR — In a show of support for a proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar, the joint operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission said Thursday that it will recommend the EDC’s participation in a memorandum of understanding for...
March 15, 2015 - 11:20pm
July 24, 2014
EDC increasing tax levy for 2015 only if railroad bypass grant OK’d
By Anne Polta email@example.com WILLMAR — For the first time in four years, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development...
July 24, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 10, 2014
Editorial: EDC’s boards are right on budget
The joint boards of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission took a positive step in reaching a consensus on a proposed 2015 budget. After four years of maintaining a flat $455,000 levy for its budget, the EDC staff recommended a $10,000 increase in...
July 10, 2014 - 6:00am
July 8, 2014
Increase proposed: EDC reaches consensus on proposed 2015 budget
WILLMAR — Although there are still areas of disagreement, the joint boards of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission have mostly reached a consensus on a proposed budget for 2015. The budget calls for levying $465,000 in property taxes and spending...
July 8, 2014 - 11:05pm
June 22, 2014
EDC receives rural tech grant to host series of ‘hackfests’
WILLMAR — Over the next couple of years, Kandiyohi County will play host to a series of hackfests aimed at bringing the information technology crowd to town to mingle, swap ideas and gain exposure to what the community has to offer. The long-term payoff could be an increased ability...
June 22, 2014 - 11:06pm
June 13, 2014
EDC board turns down proposal for mileage reimbursement
WILLMAR — A proposal to offer mileage reimbursement to the operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission sank Thursday on a failed vote. The issue was suggested by a Kandiyohi County Board member as an incentive to help attract volunteers...
June 13, 2014 - 11:33pm
June 12, 2014
EDC board recommends two finalists for office location
WILLMAR — Two recommendations are being made for the future location of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission office. In a show of hands Thursday by the EDC Joint Operations Board, the first choice was the former WindStream building on Highway...
June 12, 2014 - 11:23pm
May 21, 2014
Kandiyohi County EDC appoints 2 to operating 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...
May 21, 2014 - 3:53pm
May 8, 2014
EDC evaluating potential sites for office relocation
WILLMAR — Nine sites have been identified as contenders for a new office location for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. A subcommittee is still evaluating the options, however, and isn’t ready yet to make any recommendations. “We’re...
May 8, 2014 - 11:34pm