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New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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