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John Heard, 'Home Alone' Dad, Dies at 72
Update: Man dies after construction accident
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Open house slated on Willmar intersection study
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Lackney, Stinger dingers lead to sweep of Bucks
Martinez homers twice; Tigers sink Twins
Willmar legion ends season in slugfest
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
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'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Column: Mom uses kindness to teach about differences
Letter: All the cool kids want broadband
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
December 18, 2015
Committee discusses options for developing renewable energy in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Garbage in the Kandiyohi County landfill and sewage in the Willmar wastewater treatment plant are being eyed as potential sources of energy to create renewable natural gas that could fuel local homes and businesses. The list of fuels could also include leftovers from...
December 18, 2015 - 12:08am
September 9, 2015
Lawsuit challenges Enbridge pipelines
MINNEAPOLIS — A lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups against the federal government is expected to have broad implications on several oil pipeline development projects in North Dakota and Minnesota. Oral arguments will be heard by federal judge Michael Davis in Minneapolis...
September 9, 2015 - 10:30pm
September 3, 2015
Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar
In the Aug. 10 Tribune, Rep. Dave Baker said one of the accomplishments of the Legislature was a change in the net metering law. I would question Baker’s accomplishments claim. First, it was in the special session that the change was made, because the Legislature couldn’t get...
September 3, 2015 - 4:58am
August 26, 2015
Enbridge seeks huge payback on taxes
PARK RAPIDS — Oil pipeline company Enbridge Inc. has filed a petition with the Minnesota Tax Court in an attempt to reduce their Hubbard County property taxes by $336,892 for the past three years. Polk and Clearwater counties face similar tax court decisions. The Calgary, Alberta-based...
August 26, 2015 - 11:16pm
July 27, 2015
Utilities Commission favors continued local electric generation
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission members held their 2015 strategic planning session July 22 and agreed they favored the continued use of local electrical generation. Consensus in favor of local generation was reached after the commission and utility staff reviewed...
July 27, 2015 - 11:25pm
June 26, 2015
Utilities resolves wind turbine lift problem
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities staff were able to troubleshoot and restore the two-person service lift inside the south wind turbine Wednesday, said Jon Folkedahl, utility power production supervisor. Folkedahl said power plant maintenance personnel Matt Krupa and Aaron...
June 26, 2015 - 9:11pm
June 23, 2015
Wind turbines on track to hit output goal
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines are on track for the second time during the past five and half years to hit the...
June 23, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 9, 2015
City of Willmar to consider solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will be asked to conduct a public hearing next month on a proposed rate that Willmar Municipal Utilities would pay to electric customers who generate excess electricity from solar and wind facilities. The Finance Committee will recommend the council...
June 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
June 8, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has set a rate that will be paid to customers who generate more electricity from their solar and wind facilities than they buy from the city-owned utility. The commission on Monday approved paying an average retail utility energy...
June 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
May 31, 2015
Xcel Energy to check lines via helicopter inspection
MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy will be inspecting its transmission lines via helicopter starting Monday. The examination of lines in Minnesota and in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota is an effort to ensure safety and reliability for Xcel’s customers, Xcel said in a news release. Crews...
May 31, 2015 - 11:51pm
May 29, 2015
Multi-site solar plan gets Minnesota PUC approval
ST. PAUL — State regulators approved Minnesota’s first industrial-scale solar energy project Thursday, a mammoth 21-site setup that will dot the Twin Cities exurbs and beyond with acres of solar panels.
May 29, 2015 - 11:25pm
April 7, 2015
Letter: A worthwhile energy lobby
With Earth Day approaching, I am writing to support an organization called the Citizens Climate Lobby. I learned of CCL in a Feb. 12 West Central Tribune story, and after further reading I've donated to and joined this group. CCL hopes to encourage energy conservation and a transition...
April 7, 2015 - 4:03am
April 6, 2015
Willmar wind turbines to be shut off for routine maintenance
WILLMAR — Scheduled maintenance is underway this week at Willmar Municipal Utilities two wind turbines. Jon Folkedahl, power production supervisor with Willmar Utilities, said DeWind maintenance technicians arrived in Willmar Saturday to begin scheduled semi-annual maintenance...
April 6, 2015 - 8:34pm
February 13, 2015
Solar energy: A new farm crop from proposed Aurora project
PAYNESVILLE — Dale Haglund has no doubt that a 13-acre swath of land on his Brooten racehorse farm would be put to better use as a solar farm...
February 13, 2015 - 11:59pm
January 9, 2015
Willmar wind turbine sidelined
WILLMAR — Mechanical issues have sidelined Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 4 (south tower). Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electric production for the utilities, said the turbine was taken out of service Thursday morning due to mechanical issues in the hub. He said...
January 9, 2015 - 11:06pm