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Records published Sept. 27
Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
Wash. mall shooter confesses, charged with 5 counts of murder
Harren chosen as permanent GM for Willmar utility
Renville, Redwood counties working on Minnesota River plan
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
March 28, 2014
Commentary: Willmar’s Field of Dreams: Our new Industrial Park
If you build it they will come was one of the slogans in the baseball movie, The Field of Dreams. Willmar now has its own Field of Dreams and the first batter is up to the plate. Will they score or strike out? With home field advantage, I hope they hit a homerun.
March 28, 2014 - 6:00am
March 15, 2014
City of Willmar land transfer to Jennie-O to require hearing
WILLMAR — The transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed Phase I corporate expansion will require an...
March 15, 2014 - 6:00am
March 1, 2014
Editorial: Council should OK Jennie-O proposals
The Willmar City Council will consider Monday night a proposal to sell two parcels of land totaling 8 acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed new headquarters project. The City Council will also consider a 10-year right of first refusal to Jennie-O for a nearly...
March 1, 2014 - 7:00am
February 28, 2014
Commentary: Let Willmar and county be the place for growth
The word “progress” signifies movement. To a city, a county and a region, the word progress often is thought of as forward movement but the motion may be backwards as well. Cities, an.d the extended community they comprise, are given an opportunity to, by their actions, make a...
February 28, 2014 - 6:30am
February 26, 2014
Letter: Letter writer Bob Enos is misinformed
In his letter of Feb. 25, Bob Enos once again proves his to be a voice not to be taken seriously on matters of economic development, and he continues to demean the role of agriculture in our local economy. It may interest him to know that agriculture in Kandiyohi County has a half-billion-dollar...
February 26, 2014 - 4:00am
February 25, 2014
Letter: Slow this Hormel train down
On Thursday, the Community Development Committee of the Willmar City Council will vote on a city staff recommendation to give Hormel/Jennie-O an exclusive option to purchase a $4 million parcel of Willmar Industrial Park’s most desirable section for 15 years, during which time the...
February 25, 2014 - 1:00am
February 15, 2014
Gridlock over appointments leaves EDC board short of members
WILLMAR — Gridlock over the appointment process has left the joint operating board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission two members short. If the issue isn’t resolved soon, it could be May before the board is back to its full complement...
February 15, 2014 - 5:00am
January 11, 2014
Legal, financial reviews show no apparent problems with size of EDC reserve fund
WILLMAR — Hoping to settle the controversy once and for all over the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission reserve fund, the EDC brought in its accountant and attorney this week for an in-depth review of the fund and existing statutes that govern reserve...
January 11, 2014 - 6:53am
November 18, 2013
Vision 2040 study presented Wednesday in Willmar, Minn. RSVP to attend
WILLMAR – Kandiyohi County residents will get a glimpse into the future of what their community could look like during two separates presentations Wednesday of the Vision 2040 study. A consultant spent this past summer analyzing data, conducting surveys and meeting with community...
November 18, 2013 - 2:16pm
October 31, 2013
Editorial: EDC goes proactive in its goal setting
Some wise leadership stepped forward this week as the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission developed its goals and work plan for 2014. While there was no major change in directions, the EDC set forth goals clarifying how best to target the organization’s...
October 31, 2013 - 5:00am
October 13, 2013
EDC to join venture network to connect with companies in high-growth mode
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is joining a multistate network to raise the county’s exposure to high-growth companies seeking to locate in the rural Midwest. The EDC’s one-year membership in Community Venture...
October 13, 2013 - 11:17pm
April 3, 2013
Tools of the trade: Economic development options continue to grow
Access to good streets, utilities and a skilled workforce have always been vital components for the launch of a successful business, but as competition...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am