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July 9, 2015
Second EDC staffer resigns
WILLMAR — Another staff departure was announced this week at the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, where a search is already about to begin for a new executive director. Jean Spaulding, assistant EDC director, submitted a letter of resignation...
July 9, 2015 - 11:47pm
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 30, 2015
Editorial: Steve Renquist has been a strong business leader
Executive Director Steve Renquist of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has announced his pending retirement. Renquist is a public official who will be missed when he move on. Fortunately, Renquist has agreed to remain on duty for a few...
May 30, 2015 - 6:00am
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
September 25, 2014
Economic Development Commission IDs goals
WILLMAR — Continued development of Kandiyohi County’s agriculture-related business sector emerged Thursday as a top priority next year for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. Close behind were a focus on business development, business retention...
September 25, 2014 - 11:55pm
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
June 27, 2014
EDC chooses Windstream building on Highway 12 as its new office location
WILLMAR — On a 4-2 vote Friday, the joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission chose the...
June 27, 2014 - 11:24pm
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
April 26, 2014
Editorial: Time for city and county to help EDC
It is unfortunate to see this week’s stalemate on the joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The EDC’s joint powers board deadlocked Thursday in a 3-3 vote on Mayor Frank Yanish’s proposed nomination of Linda Kacher to...
April 26, 2014 - 8:00am
March 13, 2014
EDC voices support for railroad bypass grant application
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has put its support behind a major proposed project to create a railroad bypass west of Willmar. Members of the joint operations board on Thursday said they would back a resolution to participate...
March 13, 2014 - 11:45pm
Controversies and squabbles add up to rising legal costs for EDC
WILLMAR — Less than two months into the new year, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has already overspent its entire annual budget for legal services, leading the organization to dip into reserves to cover its legal costs. The joint operations...
February 13, 2014 - 10:10pm
January 23, 2014
EDC looking for swift end to conflicts, controversy over funding
WILLMAR — The joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission sought to bring an end Thursday to controversies over the EDC’s reserve fund and allegations of conflicts of interest. “I hope we’re done having to defend the EDC,”...
January 23, 2014 - 10:35pm
January 8, 2014
No cause as board appointee is yanked by mayor
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish changed his mind Monday night and withdrew an appointment he had planned to make to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s Operations Board. Yanish did not explain to the council why he withdrew from the...
January 8, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 13, 2013
Letter: EDC needs a new approach
Misrepresentations, misstatements, and outright lies demand my response. Farmers like Kim Larson, who characterize any questioning of government farm supports as attacks on farming’s heritage and way of life, may explain why the farm bill is stuck in Congress. Questioning EDC...
December 13, 2013 - 12:00am
December 5, 2013
City official praises work of EDC
WILLMAR — A Willmar city official had praise this week for the work of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The mission of the EDC, established in 2003, is to be a catalyst for economic growth of the greater Kandiyohi County area, according...
December 5, 2013 - 11:26pm