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June 11, 2014
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission members have questions about the utility’s two wind turbines as expiration of the turbines’ extended warranty nears. Tribune file photo
Warranty about to expire: Utilities Commission seeks answers to wind turbine questions
June 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
March 29, 2014
Railroad cars carrying coal are unloaded Friday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar Municipal Utilities incurring more charges this year for detaining BNSF cars
March 29, 2014 - 6:00am
October 8, 2013
Willmar wind turbines continue to be out of service
October 8, 2013 - 3:01pm
April 22, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission approves salary hike for general manager after favorable 6-month review
April 22, 2013 - 11:27pm
April 8, 2013
Willmar Utilities believes agreement will lead to reduced power costs
April 8, 2013 - 11:16pm
November 3, 2012
Willmar Utilities Commissioner Steve Salzer, left, poses Thursday with volunteer linemen Casey Jenny and Dick Thynes, who are going to Long Island, N.Y., to help repair damage caused there by Superstorm Sandy. Submitted photo
Willmar utilities workers to help repair damage by Sandy
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
October 30, 2012
Crews verify, check turbine repairs
October 30, 2012 - 2:36pm
September 25, 2012
Wesley Hompe speaks during his final interview Aug. 27 for Willmar Municipal Utilities general manager. The Utility Commission approved the employment agreement with Hompe Monday. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Municipal Utilities Commission OKs general manager employment agreement
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
September 11, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission tables GM contract until final details worked out
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
The Willmar Municpial Utilities Commission directed its Labor Committee to negotiate an employment agreement with Wesley Hompe. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Hompe picked as Willmar, Minn., utility GM
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Willmar, Minn., utility board approves contract for 5.5 megawatts
July 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Failed backup substation causes power outage
February 24, 2012 - 2:01pm
August 18, 2011
DeWind crews replacing wind turbine hydraulic tube
August 18, 2011 - 11:45am
May 21, 2011
A failed motor shut down one of Willmar Municipal Utilities' two wind turbines last weekend, but the motor was replaced this week and the turbine has returned to service. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Technicians replace motor on Willmar wind turbine
May 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 14, 2011
Failed electronics stop Willmar wind turbine
March 14, 2011 - 11:44am