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May 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

A shopper walks toward a Kandi Mall exit Friday, May 19, in Willmar. The Kandi Mall ownership group is seeking additional use options for the mall zoning regulations.
Opening Kandi Mall to more than just retail uses
May 21, 2017 - 10:24pm
April 20, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

People walk in and out of the Rue 21 store Wednesday at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. The Willmar store is not one of the Minnesota locations that will be closed by the company.
Willmar's Rue 21 doors to stay open
April 20, 2017 - 7:48am
March 17, 2017
Willmar's J.C. Penney store in the Kandi Mall apparently will remain open. Eight stores in Minnesota are closing as part of the company's plan to return to profitability, and the Willmar location is not on the list of closures announced Friday. (Tribune File Photo)
Willmar J.C. Penney not on closure list
March 17, 2017 - 3:15pm
March 7, 2017
Woman gets probation for Kandi Mall burglary
March 7, 2017 - 6:40am
January 31, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Annie Schaefbauer holds a sign that reads "Coexist" as she participates in the march Tuesday along First Street South in Willmar to show support for minority communities and protest an executive order temporarily restricting immigration from seven countries.
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Diversity is focus of Willmar march
January 31, 2017 - 11:11pm
August 3, 2016
Opinion: Proposed Kandi Mall project is a positive deal
August 3, 2016 - 4:00am
August 1, 2016
People shuffle through Kandi Mall in front of the old Kmart location in this July 18 photo. Mall ownership has proposed a project that includes remodeling the Kmart space. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Willmar council supports Kandi Mall tax abatement
August 1, 2016 - 11:50pm
City committee moves mall abatement forward
August 1, 2016 - 12:02pm
July 18, 2016
The southside of Kandi Mall is nearly deserted on Sunday. Mall ownership group Rockstep Capital is hoping to change this picture with a $6.5 million renovation project, which includes splitting the empty Kmart location into at least three different retail spaces. The project also includes the construction of a separate retail building between Tires Plus and the closed Pizza Hut building. Rockstep Capital is hoping for a tax abatement to help fund the project. (Shelby Lindrud / Tribune)
July 26: Proposed improvements to Kandi Mall could bring big retail names to Willmar
July 18, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 15, 2016
RockStep, in partnership with RockStep Willmar LLC, bought the 44-acre Kandi Mall property in October 2015 for $14.1 million. At the time the mall’s value was assessed at $9.2 million. Its value in 2016, for property taxes payable in 2017, was set at $11.4 million.
New Kandi Mall owners lose bid for tax break
June 15, 2016 - 12:03am
May 6, 2016
Records published May 6
May 6, 2016 - 5:30am
January 26, 2016
Records published Jan. 26
January 26, 2016 - 12:07am
December 11, 2015
Chris Schmitz of Redwood Falls plays Christmas tunes on bagpipes Friday afternoon outside J.C. Penney at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. A long-time musician, Schmitz picked up the bagpipes two years ago. He is performing throughout the region during the holidays for extra practice. He will appear about 10 a.m. today at the Calf Fiend Cafe in Redwood Falls. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)
Bagpiper entertains shoppers
December 11, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 27, 2015
Rose Snavely, from left, and Rhonda Garcia, both of Atwater, and Danita Baker of Belgrade check out b.o.c. boots more than half-off at $59.97 Thursday evening at Herberger’s. Doors to the department store, located in the Kandi Mall in Willmar, opened minutes before 5 p.m. to long lines of bargain-hunting shoppers. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Pre-Black Friday shopping
November 27, 2015 - 12:05am
November 2, 2015
Andy Weiner, president of RockStep Capital, is shown at Kandi Mall in Willmar after announcing that his company and nine local investor groups recently teamed up as RockStep Willmar LLC to purchase the mall from J. Herzog & Sons, Inc., of Denver. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar’s Kandi Mall changes hands
November 2, 2015 - 11:38pm