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December 2, 2014
Willmar City Council reviews purchase of land from Jennie-O for Priam substation
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ proposed Priam substation is in a holding pattern while City Council members consider the merits of...
December 2, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 20, 2014
OSHA inspects Willmar’s Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR — An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s inspection is to gather information...
October 20, 2014 - 11:43pm
October 19, 2014
Jennie-O plant open: Patients released; cause of Friday’s medical incident remains unknown
WILLMAR — The cause of the medical situation Friday evening when dozens of employees became ill at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant...
October 19, 2014 - 10:53pm
October 4, 2014
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Our collective community of Willmar and Kandiyohi County has gained respect throughout Minnesota in recent decades through our private enterprise, economic development, regional center leadership and community asset development. None of this could have happened without the...
October 4, 2014 - 8:44am
August 26, 2014
Community Foundation to honor Willmar couple, Jennie-O Turkey store
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation announces that it will honor Dr. James and Colleen Thompson Michels and Jennie-O Turkey Store...
August 26, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 20, 2014
Willmar City Council approves development agreement with Jennie-O Turkey Store for corporate office expansion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council took action this week to formally approve the development agreement between the city and Jennie-O Turkey Store for the land transfer and tax increment financing agreement. Council approval authorizes Mayor Frank Yanish and City Administrator Charlene...
June 20, 2014 - 10:56pm
June 15, 2014
City Council committee backs formalizing Jennie-O subsidy agreement
WILLMAR — The Community Development Committee will recommend the City Council approve written documents that formalize earlier council approval of the land transfer and business subsidy for Jennie-O Turkey Store’s office expansion project. The council will consider the committee’s...
June 15, 2014 - 11:20pm
June 10, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store donates $10,000 to United Way for Growmobile food backpack program
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store, which made a $60,000 donation to United Way for a new Growmobile earlier in the year, announced Tuesday another $10,000 donation to the United Way for the Growmobile food backpack program.
June 10, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 18, 2014
Plan review for Jennie-O office project approved by commission
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a plan review for the proposed Jennie-O Turkey Store corporate office expansion project. Work on the project, which could cost up to $7 million, is anticipated to begin in June and end next year. The project will add 35,391...
May 18, 2014 - 10:50pm
May 6, 2014
Expansion, TIF approved: Council takes steps to advance Jennie-O expansion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has taken steps to advance development of Jennie-O Turkey Store’s corporate office expansion project. Jennie-O proposes to construct a 35,000-square-foot, $6-million-to-$7-million addition to the corporate offices. The expansion will primarily...
May 6, 2014 - 11:05pm
April 15, 2014
Making a statement: County supports two major economic development projects
WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Commissioners have thrown their financial support behind two major economic development projects in Willmar, including one that could end up pulling money away from planned county road projects. At their meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners unanimously...
April 15, 2014 - 11:20pm
April 5, 2014
Letter: Support Jennie-O Turkey Store expansion in Willmar
The Jennie-O Turkey Store project meets all the objective criteria for tax-based incentives to expand in Willmar. Make no mistake — they will still be paying tens of thousands of dollars in property taxes every year. They will continue to be the largest taxpayer in Kandiyohi County....
April 5, 2014 - 6:00am
March 18, 2014
Willmar council sets hearing on land transfer to Jennie-O Turkey Store, rejects stock disclosure requirement
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to introduce an ordinance for a public hearing April 7 that will authorize the transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate office expansion. The council was asked by City Planning...
March 18, 2014 - 5:00am
March 3, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs land transfer to Jennie-O
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on a voice vote Monday night approved the transfer of two parcels of land totaling approximately eight acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate headquarters expansion project. Both parcels have a combined value of...
March 3, 2014 - 11:18pm
March 1, 2014
Editorial: Council should OK Jennie-O proposals
The Willmar City Council will consider Monday night a proposal to sell two parcels of land totaling 8 acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed new headquarters project. The City Council will also consider a 10-year right of first refusal to Jennie-O for a nearly...
March 1, 2014 - 7:00am