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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 24, 2016
City of Willmar gathers input on proposed sales tax
WILLMAR — Area residents were given two opportunities Tuesday to share their thoughts on projects they would like to see funded through a potential...
May 24, 2016 - 11:31pm
November 23, 2015
Willmar City Council OKs administrator agreement
WILLMAR — It took two votes Monday night for the Willmar City Council to approve the employment agreement and appoint Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse as the next Willmar city administrator. In the first vote, Mayor Marv Calvin provided the fifth of five affirmative...
November 23, 2015 - 11:38pm
November 16, 2015
Mueske takes Ward 4 Willmar City Council seat
WILLMAR — Shawn Mueske received his certificate of office Monday night for the Ward 4 seat on the Willmar City Council from Interim City Administrator...
November 16, 2015 - 11:24pm
October 6, 2015
Mayor urges council to unify
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin is encouraging City Council members to work together and get the people’s work done when they hold a retreat to discuss priorities and goals Oct. 16 at the Willmar Conference Center. The retreat will be led by Bruce Miles, owner and CEO of...
October 6, 2015 - 11:43pm
September 17, 2015
Willmar won’t lose money over reporting delay
WILLMAR — A state Revenue Department official has said Willmar will not receive its December 2015 local government aid payment of $2,244,657 from the state if the city does not submit its 2014 financial report by Sept. 30. Cities are required by law to report their financial activities...
September 17, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Open forum speakers criticize Christianson, Calvin
WILLMAR — Willmar League of Women Voters President Jessica Rohloff on Tuesday urged Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson to rescind his Aug. 17 comment that he would not take direction from any constituent who had signed the petition to recall him from office. Rohloff was...
September 9, 2015 - 11:00pm
September 2, 2015
Officials want better communication with railroads
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 11:28pm
Willmar City Council members question mayor’s proposed budget
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members questioned Mayor Marv Calvin this week about the proposed spending priorities in his 2016 budget message. Calvin gave the message to a joint meeting of the council and the Finance Committee. Each year the mayor proposes, and the council approves,...
September 2, 2015 - 11:19pm
August 31, 2015
Mayor’s budget focuses on streets, parks, facilities and stormwater
City of Willmar Mayor’s Proposed 2016 Budget at a glance General operating: $14,433,983 Capital spending, such as streets and equipment: $7,688,007 Special and internal spending: $1,054,260 Debt service: $2,404,267 Enterprise (wastewater treatment facility): $9,165,051 Total:...
August 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
August 5, 2015
Willmar City Council honors outgoing councilman Dokken
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said he was surprised when Jim Dokken walked into his city hall office July 22 and submitted his letter of resignation from the Willmar City Council. “It kind of set me back on my heels,’’ Calvin said Monday night when the council honored Dokken...
August 5, 2015 - 11:13pm
July 6, 2015
Contrary to rumor, Calvin attends Willmar City Council meeting
WILLMAR — Contrary to a rumor in the community that he would not be present, Mayor Marv Calvin was indeed present to preside over the Willmar City Council meeting Monday night. Calvin told the Tribune after the meeting adjourned that he had been contacted last Friday that there...
July 6, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 23, 2015
Plaque honors former Willmar mayor
Delores Hoglund stands with Mayor Marv Calvin by a plaque presented Tuesday morning with a flag-raising ceremony at the downtown Selvig Park...
June 23, 2015 - 11:23pm
June 1, 2015
Editorial: ‘No’ to Willmar City Council censorship
“I remember the advice: ‘Don’t forget. The (City) Council can do anything … even if it is illegal,’ ” — Council member Ron Christianson at the May 27 Labor Committee meeting. Some Willmar City Council members believe they need to further limit the public’s right...
June 1, 2015 - 5:00am
May 18, 2015
Willmar mayor apologizes on behalf of city council for 'idiot' comment
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said Monday night that he has apologized to Steve Gardner on behalf of the mayor’s office for the denigrating...
May 18, 2015 - 11:42pm
April 28, 2015
Editorial: Willmar residents just want answers
"A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams." - Herb Caen The problem in 2015 in Willmar is we have lost sight of our vision and our dreams of what this city can and should be. Mayor Marv Calvin is attempting...
April 28, 2015 - 5:00am