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September 22, 2009
Council sets hearing for October on City Charter amendments
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to hold a public hearing Oct. 19 on proposed ordinance amendments to the City Charter...
September 22, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
Mayor's budget cuts will run deep
WILLMAR -- There is no money for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones, no money for more Christmas lights, less money for city parks and...
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Willmar City Council accepts almost $50K in federal grant funding for public security cameras
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office will use a $48,394 federal grant to buy and install security cameras in public places to protect public infrastructure from criminal activity. The county will receive two cameras and the city from seven...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
Talks lead to dust-up between the mayor and city official
WILLMAR -- City Council discussion about nominating a replacement for a consistently absent Charter Commission member led to a dust-up Monday...
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Officials from across state say all cities to suffer from LGA decision
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota city leaders say they have trimmed spending gently for the past six years, with the public feeling little impact, but those...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
June 18, 2009
Heitke says cuts in LGA no surprise, and the city is prepared
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke says the city had been anticipating possible cuts in this year's Local Government Aid from the state and...
June 18, 2009 - 12:00am
June 4, 2009
Bethesda seeks city support for financing major expansion project
WILLMAR -- Bethesda Health and Housing is asking the city of Willmar to act as a conduit to issue tax-exempt bonds to finance construction of...
June 4, 2009 - 12:00am
May 23, 2009
Heitke criticizes Pawlenty for 'hogwash' remark
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke says he disagrees with Gov. Tim Pawlenty who said Thursday that local officials are talking "hogwash'' if...
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 14, 2009
A photographer's eye
April 14, 2009 - 12:00am
March 4, 2009
Mayor says 14 firefighters were not laid off by the city
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke thinks he was misquoted when he spoke at a Capitol news conference last Friday about the effect of local government...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Mayor says 14 firefighters were not layed off by the city
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke thinks he was misquoted when he spoke at a Capitol news conference last Friday about the effect of local government aid cuts on cities and the retirement of 14 Willmar firefighters. In a Tribune interview Tuesday afternoon, Heitke said he told reporters...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
As economy chips away at local government, Heitke proposes county mayors discuss sharing services
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke said he intends to invite all mayors from Kandiyohi County cities to discuss possible sharing of services and financial efficiencies. "I think it would be worthwhile in this climate of looking for more efficiencies to draw together our mayors within...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Finance Committee will discuss possible state revenue cuts
WILLMAR -- No one knows for sure how much state aid cities such as Willmar could lose if Gov.
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
City Council reassures Airport Commission members that service they provideis of value
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members attending a work session Wednesday evening reassured members of the Airport Commission that the commission is necessary and that members' service is valuable. Mayor Les Heitke said the purpose of the work session was to discuss whether the...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Heitke tie-breaker assures Child Guide funding request in '09 city budget
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke broke a tie City Council vote to assure his 2009 budget will include $10,000 for the Child Guide Program. The council voted 4-4 Monday night on a motion by the Finance Committee to remove the $10,000 from next year's $20.8 million budget, but Heitke broke...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am