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State seeking Adopt a Highway volunteers, program saves state $6 million
Federal judge strikes down Minn. rules on out-of-state power plants
Willmar City Council to meet Monday evening
Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students
NBA Playoffs: Heat shake off slow start to clip Bobcats
PGA: Kuchar wins Heritage on bunker shot
NFL: Former 2,000-yard rusher Johnson out to quiet critics
MLB: Braves’ Harang comes close to tossing no-hitter
Football: Ex-soldier says his friendly-fire shots might’ve killed Tillman
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Cornelius "Cornie" Zondervan
Kyle J. Rotert
Alice F. Schwab
Dorothy L. Becker
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Commentary: Irrigation helps U.S. farmers feed the world
Letter: A need to help homeless
Commentary: Supreme oligarchy
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 10, 2012
Willmar Municipal Utilities reaches settlement with former general manager
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission and the Willmar City Council have reached an agreement to resolve the lawsuit initiated...
news / local
July 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 22, 2012
Trial date for fired Willmar, Minn., utility GM is Jan. 15
WILLMAR -- A trial has been scheduled for Jan. 15 in Kandiyohi County District Court to hear the discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit filed by Bruce Gomm, former Willmar Municipal Utilities general manager, against the city of Willmar and the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission. The...
news / local / business
May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
City, Municipal Utilities file answer to fired general manager's lawsuit
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar and Willmar Municipal Utilities deny liability and damages alleged in a lawsuit filed by fired utility general manager Bruce Gomm. The city and utility Friday filed an answer to Gomm's lawsuit in Kandiyohi County District Court. The commission voted...
news / local
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 26, 2012
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission to close meeting today to discuss Gomm lawsuit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet in closed session today to discuss the pending lawsuit of terminated General Manager Bruce Gomm against the utility and the City of Willmar. The commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. in the Municipal Utilities Auditorium,...
March 26, 2012 - 9:04am
March 8, 2012
Letter: Gomm responds to letter
Thank you to the writer for his letter Monday. I did request the meeting to be open. I had hoped to be able to have a discussion with the Willmar Municipal Commission on the investigation and the actions that were taken against me. I was told that I could have up to 30 minutes to...
opinion / letters
March 8, 2012 - 10:02am
March 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Council holds closed session to discuss fired utility GM's lawsuit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council met in closed session for about 35 minutes Monday night with attorney Paul Reuvers of Bloomington to discuss the discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit filed Friday by fired Municipal Utilities General Manager Bruce Gomm. The council first...
March 6, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Learning from the MUC crisis
As a concerned citizen attending (the Feb. 27) Municipal Utilities Commission meeting, I was sorry to learn how a less than open, perhaps arrogant-tending style of management (with "lapses" in communication to staff and commissioners) by the general manager, over time, deteriorated...
opinion / letters
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Documents related to the dispute between the Willmar MUC and its General Manger Bruce Gomm
Here are some documents related to the dispute between the Willmar Municipal Utilities and its General Manger Bruce Gomm. See the PDF documents...
March 3, 2012 - 8:00am
Fired utility GM sues city of Willmar, Minn., and utility, lawsuit includes defamation allegations against Frank Yanish and Ron Christianson
WILLMAR -- The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has filed a lawsuit against the city of Willmar and the utilities alleging...
news / local
March 3, 2012 - 7:00am
March 2, 2012
Fired utilities general manager sues city of Willmar, Minn., and utilities
WILLMAR -- The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities filed a lawsuit today in Kandiyohi County District Court against the...
March 2, 2012 - 1:53pm
February 27, 2012
Attorney says Willmar, Minn., utility GM Gomm may be dismissed with cause; Gomm now speaking
WILLMAR -- An attorney has told the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission that the investigative report of General Manager Bruce Gomm provides...
news / local
February 27, 2012 - 12:06pm
Willmar Muncipal Utilities Commission to review Gomm report today
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. today to review and act on an attorney's report of the investigation into allegations of misconduct by General Manager Bruce Gomm. The commission will meet in the auditorium at the utilities building, 700...
news / local
February 27, 2012 - 9:10am
February 25, 2012
Commentary: To the citizens of Willmar from Bruce Gomm
I had hoped when the Municipal Utility Commission voted in favor of the league hiring an attorney saying "the investigation will examine the effectiveness of the utilities' management," that the intent would be to look at all management and to do a complete investigation. But I was...
opinion / commentary
February 25, 2012 - 9:40am
Editorial: MUC has decision to make Monday
The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission Monday meets to consider an attorney's report on an investigation of General Manager Bruce Gomm. The...
February 25, 2012 - 7:00am
Willmar, Minn., utility GM critical of investigation into alleged misconduct ahead of commission receiving report
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission on Monday will receive an attorney's report of the investigation into allegations of misconduct...
news / business
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am