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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
June 16, 2016
EDC completes application to make Willmar Industrial Park ‘shovel ready’
WILLMAR — A 620-page application that seeks approval to put the “shovel-ready” status on areas of Willmar’s Industrial Park was submitted...
June 16, 2016 - 11:52pm
May 14, 2016
Editorial: Angel investment fund is a good idea
An effort to create an angel investment fund is underway in Kandiyohi County with the goal to provide critical capital to launch and/or expand county businesses. This is a worthy effort within the Kandiyohi County community. It is being coordinated by the Kandiyohi County and City...
May 14, 2016 - 10:30am
May 13, 2016
Kandiyohi County to get angel investor group
WILLMAR — An angel investment fund that could provide crucial capital to launch or expand Kandiyohi County businesses is in the works. It’s...
May 13, 2016 - 8:28am
March 10, 2016
Economic Development Commission pursues ‘shovel-ready’ certification for Willmar Industrial Park
WILLMAR — A new tool may be used to help market the Willmar Industrial Park to potential businesses looking for a place to move or expand their companies. At its meeting Thursday the Operations Board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission agreed...
March 10, 2016 - 10:10pm
February 11, 2016
New EDC director makes surprise visit
WILLMAR — Even though he does not start his new job as executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development...
February 11, 2016 - 9:02pm
January 7, 2016
Scott Marquardt withdraws from EDC finalist interview
Scott Marquardt, vice president of Southwest Initiative Foundation, has pulled out of the running for the open Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission executive director position. Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen said something unexpectedly...
January 7, 2016 - 9:55am
January 6, 2016
Candidate withdraws from EDC director post
WILLMAR — One of the four candidates in the running for the job as executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has withdrawn his name from consideration. J.B. Scherbenske, who has worked since 2013 as team leader/operations coordinator...
January 6, 2016 - 10:52pm
January 5, 2016
Four vie for EDC director position
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will conduct interviews Thursday for their executive director position. The interviews will be held at the MinnWest Technology Campus, 1707 Technology Drive. There will be a briefing from 8:15-8:55...
January 5, 2016 - 10:12pm
December 10, 2015
EDC board debates staff advocation of tax subsidies
WILLMAR — When Steve Renquist spoke about the merits of a tax abatement for the Minnwest Technology Campus during a Willmar City Council public hearing Monday night, it was understood he was representing the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, where...
December 10, 2015 - 11:21pm
September 11, 2015
EDC discusses its funding philosophy
WILLMAR –– A difference of opinion about the mission, goals and guidelines for using taxpayer money for economic development resulted in split votes Thursday for funding two proposals that were presented to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s...
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
July 12, 2015
EDC mulls over executive director job duties
WILLMAR — As the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission prepares to launch the search for a new executive director, operating board members hope to find someone who will be a good steward of the county’s existing assets as well as a visionary for...
July 12, 2015 - 11:27pm
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