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U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Dog found in rubble of downtown Sioux Falls building 48 hours after it collapsed
Willmar police officer escapes injury in early-morning rollover crash
Olivia woman injured in Highway 71 crash
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
EDC board member calls for dissolving joint powers agreement between city, county
WILLMAR — Saying the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is failing to serve the city’s best interests,...
November 5, 2013 - 11:39pm
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 29, 2013
Commission setting work plans, goals for the EDC
WILLMAR — As the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission works on setting goals and developing a work plan for 2014, the organization is looking at a more clearly defined focus. No major changes in direction are contemplated. But at a planning session...
October 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
October 10, 2013
EDC seeks renewal of office lease but will study other locations
WILLMAR — The office of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will stay where it is, at least for now, but staff will continue looking at other locations. Members of the EDC joint operations board came to this conclusion Thursday after...
October 10, 2013 - 11:18pm
September 12, 2013
EDC hears firsthand about Spicer economic successes
SPICER — Examples of economic development successes weren't hard to find when the joint operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City...
September 12, 2013 - 11:44pm
August 8, 2013
EDC continues to wrangle over budget issues
WILLMAR — As heated discussion continues on the budgeting process for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, members of the EDC operating board decided Thursday to hold a session in September focusing entirely on the 2014 budget. The board...
August 8, 2013 - 11:00pm
August 4, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., votes to hold the line once again on tax levy
LAKE LILLIAN - A recommendation to hold the line on the property tax levy next year for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission was upheld Thursday by the EDC governing board. Members of the joint powers board voted to keep the tax levy at $455,000...
August 4, 2013 - 11:27pm
July 11, 2013
EDC board turns down staff request to increase levy
RAYMOND -- A request to increase the 2014 levy for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission was rejected Thursday by the operations board. The EDC has not increased its levy since 2009 and has been "quite frugal" with its budget, said Director Steve...
July 11, 2013 - 11:19pm
Raymond, Minn., touts its economic health
RAYMOND -- Community leaders from Raymond touted their vibrant economic health during a meeting conducted here Thursday by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The EDC has been holding meetings in towns throughout the county as a way to learn about...
July 11, 2013 - 11:17pm
June 16, 2013
Economic Development Commission to apply for entrepreneurship grant
SUNBURG — Hoping to harness the forces of a changing economy, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will seek a $100,000 federal grant promoting entrepreneurship. Members of the EDC joint operating board voted Thursday to apply for the rural...
June 16, 2013 - 10:53pm
April 29, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., to continue Chamber membership
WILLMAR — The joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission split 4-2 last week on a vote to retain the EDC’s membership in the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Support for continuing chamber membership prevailed,...
April 29, 2013 - 11:39pm
February 8, 2013
New direction for N. London, Minn., economic development
NEW LONDON — After trying to do double duty as the City Council and Economic Development Authority for the last year and a half, the New London...
February 8, 2013 - 10:59pm
January 10, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., to start over with search for ag specialist
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is starting over in its search for a new agriculture and renewable energy specialist — but this time the position will be advertised as full time instead of part time. Agency officials said they...
January 10, 2013 - 11:18pm
December 13, 2012
EDC in Willmar, Minn., finalizes priorities for next year
WILLMAR — Business retention, support for economic development efforts by individual cities in Kandiyohi County, and promotion of the Willmar Industrial Park, MinnWest Technology Campus and the new University of Minnesota Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center will all be at the...
December 13, 2012 - 11:22pm
October 26, 2012
EDC approves 2013 budget; spending and revenue remain flat
WILLMAR -- Governing board members of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission voted Thursday to adopt a 2013 budget that's virtually unchanged from this year. The budget calls for spending $506,707 next year on programs and staffing, and taking in...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am