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Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
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Orville E. Lien
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 7, 2017
U.S. Senate revokes Obama federal land-planning rule
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 7, revoked a rule that aimed to give the public more input into federal land management decisions,...
March 7, 2017 - 4:14pm
February 6, 2017
Consultant: Flex rent deals must benefit landowner, operator
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers tend to want to negotiate flexible rental arrangements when commodity prices are bad, but the deals are easiest negotiated...
February 6, 2017 - 8:00am
April 13, 2016
Letter: A lesson in responsible farming
Recently I was riding with a friend on the farm he and his siblings were raised on. We are in our 60s. They are renting out the tillable land. Through this farm runs a winding creek. What I saw was so disturbing that I had to set aside the writing of this letter for two weeks so...
April 13, 2016 - 1:00am
March 17, 2016
City of New London makes offer to church for property
NEW LONDON — The New London City Council is haggling with a local church over the price of a piece of hilltop property that the church owns...
March 17, 2016 - 10:38pm
February 18, 2016
Letter: Buffers needed for all land
Just a reminder. Water flows downhill. Water from private land eventually flows into public water. Just because you own land and a ditch doesn’t mean you have the right to pollute the water flowing into that ditch. People with land that drains into public water will be regulated...
February 18, 2016 - 3:00am
December 8, 2014
Willmar Municipal Utilities land purchase moves forward
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission defeated an attempt Monday afternoon to rescind the land purchase agreement for the proposed...
December 8, 2014 - 11:05pm
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
September 3, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs land rental rate for Pennock farmer
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has approved a negotiated rental rate with Dan Groothuis of Pennock that will exempt him from the process in which farmers bid for the right to farm 11 parcels of land obtained by the city through eminent domain in 2004 for the airport and airport...
September 3, 2014 - 11:17pm
August 11, 2014
Rental rates, cropland values still increasing
Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.
August 11, 2014 - 10:19pm
July 9, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs action to clear land title dispute with Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store is disputing whether the city of Willmar has title to a piece of property included in two parcels the city wants to sell to Jennie-O for the company’s planned office expansion project. To help settle the dispute, the City Council passed a resolution...
July 9, 2014 - 11:26pm
April 26, 2014
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 26, 2014 - 7:00am
March 15, 2014
City of Willmar land transfer to Jennie-O to require hearing
WILLMAR — The transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed Phase I corporate expansion will require an...
March 15, 2014 - 6:00am
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
November 19, 2013
Preliminary plat approval would allow commercial development at intersection
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s approval of a preliminary plat would allow commercial development to happen at the intersection of Fifth...
November 19, 2013 - 11:36pm
November 5, 2013
Willmar Council OKs process to reacquire property interest in airport land
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has authorized a process to alter or eliminate a permanent easement that officials say the city incorrectly granted for a parcel of land acquired for the new airport. The process was approved 5-0 with two council members abstaining. The council...
November 5, 2013 - 11:58pm