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Blane Aidan Wendt
September 15, 2009
Letter: Remember our POWs, MIAs
Sept. 18 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. POW means prisoner of war and MIA means missing in action. On Sept. 18 I hope everyone will take a minute or two to pause and remember our POW/MIAs who were never returned to this fine country of ours. Also we need to remember the families...
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
Letter: Diamond Lake says no to sewer
Two years of dragging it along and the commissioners now say a deadline of Oct. 2010! If they would have said upgrade your septics back then, most would be completed. So many false rumors, one is the sewer system will clean the lake and we need it now. That's false but there never...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 18, 2009
City says street can close for St. Mary's activities
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday to close two blocks of Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest for a St.
August 18, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Johnson to chair U of M committee
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota Regent Dean E. Johnson of Willmar has been appointed chairman of the Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents. The committee advises the University's administration on quality of life matters affecting students, faculty...
July 22, 2009 - 11:43am
July 16, 2009
In Swift County, everyone doing their part following tornado
SWIFT FALLS -- A park was heavily damaged Tuesday in a tornado that plowed through the southern part of Swift County. As many as 200 trees may...
July 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 14, 2009
City finance committee looking into conserving nearly $1M
WILLMAR -- City Administrator Michael Schmit is proposing the city not spend $965,477 on equipment and programs in this year's $20.8 million budget to create a reserve to cushion possible state aid cuts down the road. Schmit said he's not asking for any formal council action, but...
July 14, 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
July 2, 2009
Letter: No safe haven anymore
Recently we were alerted to the fact that tombstones in our cemetery were being damaged beyond repair and possibly in need of replacement. We were angered and realized we must have some truly mentally deranged people living among us. It's unreal to think anyone would desecrate the...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Westwinds project has city officials wondering what's up?
WILLMAR -- What's happening with the Westwind affordable housing project in southwest Willmar?
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Starbuck man dies after broadside crash on Hwy. 29
STARBUCK -- An 82-year-old man died Tuesday after a broadside collision on state Highway 29 near Starbuck ejected him from his vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Walter G. Larson of Starbuck died Tuesday at St. Cloud Hospital after the 1991 Chevrolet pickup he was...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Next week's fair gives parents, students a jump on college
WILLMAR -- High school juniors and their parents could use the Willmar College Fair on Monday to jump start planning for college. The fair will feature 23 colleges whose representatives will be in the cafeteria at Willmar Senior High from 6 to 8 p.m. The fair is free and open to...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
February 23, 2009
Citizens again urge City Council to support Civility Project
WILLMAR -- Local citizens are again urging Willmar City Council members to recite a nine-point pledge to promote civil and respectful discourse. But one council member suggests the council recite the Ten Commandments as an alternative to the civility pledge. Promoters of the Speak...
February 23, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
Questions continue to swirl around Westwind mortgage documents
WILLMAR -- Questions continue to swirl around documents that a developer says are needed to receive a state grant for the Westwind Estates affordable housing project. A majority of Willmar City Council members say they need clarification of the name of the mortgagor on the Westwind...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Photographer pleads to taking cash for wedding shots she didn't take
WILLMAR -- A 36-year-old Pennock woman pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser, gross misdemeanor charge of theft for accepting money for taking three couples' wedding photographs and then not showing up or taking photos of the ceremonies. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Letter: Hope for troubled times
Our senior citizens worked hard most of their life and saved what they could so they could live a good and independent lifestyle when they retired. They didn't want to be a burden to anyone, especially their family. Now in our old age we have a new cause to give us worry because...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am