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Defendants make life-changing choices through local drug court program
New Minnesota laws go into effect today
MnDOT: Use caution when driving July Fourth
Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence
Hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed girl in shower
VFW Baseball: Willmar drubs Montevideo
Stingers shock Duluth
Legion Baseball: Willmar too much for Kerkhoven
Hunter hits 3rd in Twins' revamped order
Wild had what Reilly wanted: potential, opportunity
Willmar library exhibit promotes its music catalog, summer reading program
Fan builds collection as a tribute to garage rock bands of the 1960s
Surreal Life: Willmar artist draws inspiration from sub consciousness
Video: Musical production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at the Barn tonight
Video: KMS band selected for 75th Pearl Harbor anniversary
Arugula: Green & White Pizza
Video: 2015 Willmar Fests Grande Parade
Video: crowning the new Willmar Fests Ambassadors
Video: U of M Marching Band at Willmar Fests
Live it: Chill out this summer with these beverage classics
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: Stay-at-home moms and their changing role
Clayton O. Anderson
Lee E. Gerhardson
Gernhild S. Anderson
Jeanette Jean Saunders
Commentary: It is time to remember the Korean War
Editorial: Council member Christianson’s isolated city view hurts Willmar
Editorial: Willmar City Council should not try to restrict free speech
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
March 25, 2014
Willmar Utilities hires firms to conduct air emissions test
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved the hiring of two engineering firms to conduct an air quality test at the downtown power plant. The test is a requirement of the utility’s Minnesota Pollution Control Agency air emissions permit and is called a...
news / local
March 25, 2014 - 10:55pm
February 9, 2012
Willmar Utilities wind turbine out of service
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 3 (north tower) is out of service due to a blade position sensor failure on blade No. 3, Jon Folkedahl, director of electrical production, said today. He said parts are scheduled to arrive Friday. Repairs should be completed...
February 9, 2012 - 9:31am
March 19, 2011
Letter: The end of cheap oil
We are indeed in an energy crisis, Michael Loos, but not quite as you describe in your March 12 letter. It's not about the amount of fossil fuels we have; it is about the costs of extracting, refining and using them. It's not about coal and natural gas, because we do have abundant...
opinion / letters
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Project finds corn cobs are a viable fuel opportunity for city MUC
WILLMAR -- A pilot project testing the feasibility of burning corn cobs with coal found that cobs are a viable, renewable fuel opportunity for Willmar Municipal Utilities, according to a recently completed study. Corn cobs were burned with coal at Willmar's power plant in 2009 without...
news / local
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Commentary: Some facts about wind power
Willmarites have been able to monitor and observe the operation of our two new wind turbines for several months now. Recent letters and stories in this newspaper, and numerous questions and comments received, prompt me to present some information concerning the Willmar turbines in...
opinion / commentary
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Popular vote: Willmar's push for alternative energy source is 'a great idea'
WILLMAR -- There was praise aplenty as an estimated 250 to 300 citizens and local and state officials gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate and dedicate Willmar Municipal Utilities' two new wind turbines. "I certainly think they're awesome,'' said Elaine Frank of Willmar, standing...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
Willmar Utilities receives final OK for turbines
WILLMAR -- Folkedahl Consulting Inc. of Willmar says that final approval has been given for the Willmar Municipal Utilities wind energy project. The Willmar Planning and Development Services Department issued a building permit last week for construction of two wind turbines located...
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Corn cobs could be the new 'green' fuel at Willmar plant
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities will test a new "recipe'' for producing energy: corn cobs and coal. The utility's power plant will conduct a test burn of cobs and coal later this winter.
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am