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Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Hundreds of cows escape barn fire northwest of Blomkest
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
Vikings RB Murray has surgery on ankle
WATCH: Last-second heave sends No. 1 Champlin Park to 4A boys basketball semis
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 16, 2015
Willmar City Council terminates employment agreement with Stevens
WILLMAR -- After more than an hour of taking public comments and discussing them with Mayor Marv Calvin in front of a packed house, the Willmar...
March 16, 2015 - 11:03pm
February 3, 2015
Contentious City Council debate stirs over Stevens’ employment
WILLMAR -- A contentious debate sparked by what some said were unprofessional comments made by a council member over City Administrator Charlene Stevens’s employment with the city stirred the Willmar City Council meeting Monday night. Council members Audrey Nelsen and Denis...
February 3, 2015 - 9:45am
July 20, 2014
Committee discusses council support for street rating program
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Audrey Nelsen asked the council’s Public Works/Safety Committee last week whether the council supports a program that the engineering department developed to rate the condition and maintenance needs of city streets. Nelsen asked whether or...
July 20, 2014 - 11:11pm
Calvin, Liebl file for Willmar mayor; DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen file for council
WILLMAR — Retired Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin and Zack Liebl, outreach coordinator for the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Store, have filed for the office of mayor in the Aug. 12 Willmar city primary election. Both had earlier announced their intentions to file. Filings...
May 20, 2014 - 11:42pm
Calvin, DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen in early filing for Willmar mayor, council posts
WILLMAR — Former Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin, city councilman Bruce DeBlieck, former councilman Steve Gardner and councilwoman Audrey Nelsen filed affidavits of candidacy today at the City Offices in the Aug. 12 primary election. Calvin filed for the four-year...
May 20, 2014 - 11:37am
April 3, 2014
Local option sales tax provides $13.6 million for projects
WILLMAR — Willmar’s local option sales tax provided $13.6 million in revenue for city projects after state administrative costs were subtracted, according to a report by City Finance Director Steve Okins. The report was presented this week to the City Council’s Finance Committee. Sales...
April 3, 2014 - 11:05pm
February 7, 2013
Nelsen is focused on turning challenges into opportunities in Willmar, Minn.'s,Ward 4
WILLMAR — Audrey Nelsen says Willmar is facing some interesting challenges and she would like to help find a positive way to deal with and turn those challenges into opportunities if she is elected to the City Council from Ward 4. Nelsen has served on a number of boards and commissions,...
February 7, 2013 - 11:06pm
December 6, 2012
Nelsen files for Willmar, Minn., Ward 4 Council seat
WILLMAR — Audrey Nelsen filed an affidavit of candidacy Thursday for the Feb. 12 special election to fill the two-year unexpired term of Doug Reese in Ward 4 on the Willmar City Council. Nelsen was employed in banking in the Willmar area for more than 25 years. She is currently...
December 6, 2012 - 11:21pm
September 27, 2012
Audrey Nelsen receives 2012 Kiwanis Touch A Life Award
WILLMAR -- Audrey Nelsen of Willmar has received the 2012 Kiwanis Touch A Life Award. Nelsen has dedicated her life to the proposition that...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Willmar Charter revisions may take a bit longer
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Charter Commission is running out of time to get a new charter ready for review by the City Council this fall. The revisions under discussion could represent at least one major change in city government. The commission is poised to propose that the City Council...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 29, 2010
Commission hits one-year mark of talks on charter amendments
WILLMAR -- Charter Commission members say their evaluation of the City Charter during the past 12 months has taken more time than they first thought. But members are making progress and studying possible changes that reflect current city practices and address future needs. The commission...
March 29, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Letter: Thank America's true heroes
I visited Washington, D.C., this summer and was amazed by all I saw. I was very impressed by Lincoln's dedication and sacrifice. At Gettysburg I saw the graves of the Minnesota soldiers who died valiantly for the country. The Vietnam and Korean memorials were very moving and I was...
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Community Center gets a new name
Older baby boomers may think they're too young to participate in "senior citizen'' programs. The Willmar Community Center hopes to change that perception. The center, formerly known as Willmar Area Senior Citizens Community Center, has changed its name and is reaching out to the...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am