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Runaway horse-drawn Christmas wagon ride near Willmar injures driver and passengers
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 27, 2015
State Highway 23 proposal meeting draws big crowd
HAWICK — An open house Tuesday to learn about preliminary plans for a four-lane highway between New London and Paynesville wasn’t supposed...
January 27, 2015 - 11:45pm
January 26, 2015
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission sets public hearing on proposed increases
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted Monday to conduct a public hearing Feb. 9 on a proposed overall average electric increase of 4.5 percent and overall average water increase of 20 percent for 2015. If a schedule of meetings and hearings takes place as proposed,...
January 26, 2015 - 11:40pm
January 19, 2015
Kandiyohi County Board meets Tuesday
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Health and Human Services Building. The board is expected to take action on a proposed agreement that resolves a conflict between Hultgren Farms and the Kandiyohi County...
January 19, 2015 - 11:35pm
January 12, 2015
Mayor Marv Calvin and City Council members take oath of office
WILLMAR — Newly elected Mayor Marv Calvin, re-elected council members Ron Christianson, Rick Fagerlie and Audrey Nelsen, and newly elected council member Andrew Plowman took the oath of office with 31 family members, friends and others watching before the start of Monday night’s...
January 12, 2015 - 11:04pm
January 10, 2015
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The board’s first action will be a reorganizational meeting to elect board officers, make committee appointments,...
January 10, 2015 - 1:00am
December 5, 2014
City Council sets public hearing for Donner property tax abatement
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has set a public hearing for Dec. 15 to consider a property tax abatement request on behalf of a Litchfield company looking to begin operations in Willmar. The council voted 7-1 Monday night to set the hearing date and take public comments on...
December 5, 2014 - 10:54pm
December 4, 2014
Willmar City Council approves 2015 levy, budget
l members first debated street improvement funding before unanimously approving the property tax levy and budget for 2015. Voting to approve the levy and budget were Ron Christianson, Steve Ahmann, Audrey Nelsen, Tim Johnson, Jim Dokken, Rick Fagerlie, Bruce DeBlieck and Denis Anderson. At...
December 4, 2014 - 10:18pm
Kandiyohi County budget and levy get review
WILLMAR — The $64 million budget and $29.8 million net levy proposed for Kandiyohi County for 2015 was presented during a truth in taxation hearing Thursday at the Health and Human Services building. The budget reflects an increase of $517,000 over 2014. Additional expenses...
December 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
MnDOT seeks input on rail plan
WILLMAR — An opportunity for the public to learn about and provide input on the Minnesota State Rail Plan will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 headquarters, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar. The Minnesota Department of...
December 4, 2014 - 10:06pm
December 3, 2014
Good bond bid saves Kandiyohi County money
WILLMAR –– Despite efforts to work with community banks, going local was not financially feasible to fund a general obligation bond for a project at the Kandiyohi County landfill. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved a bid from Northland Securities...
December 3, 2014 - 11:45pm
County considers tax abatement for trailer park
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are considering a request for 10-year tax abatement to improve and redevelop the former Regency East mobile home park in Willmar to create workforce housing. The commissioners heard details of the project at their meeting Tuesday. A...
December 3, 2014 - 11:42pm
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
December 1, 2014
State seeks local input on Highway 23 gap plan
WILLMAR –– State studies are underway on the concept of completing a seven-mile gap in the state Highway 23 four-lane project between New...
December 1, 2014 - 11:19pm
Willmar City Council overrides mayoral veto of community groups’ funding
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish admitted to the Willmar City Council that he made a mistake in vetoing council approval of $110,000 in funding to four community groups, and he urged the council to override his veto. Monday night, the council took his advice and voted 8-0 to override...
December 1, 2014 - 11:12pm
October 31, 2014
Willmar City Council to meet Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. The council will take comments from the public during the open forum and will receive reports from the Finance Committee, Public Works/Safety...
October 31, 2014 - 11:08pm