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March 7, 2017
Letter: City has many priorities
I hear that the Willmar City Auditorium is in need of renovation. Many people consider that a landmark, and they may be anxious to get this...
March 7, 2017 - 9:55pm
March 1, 2017
Letter: City parks plan doesn't need a pool
I do agree with the Willmar City Council that we need to continue the upkeep and improvement of our city parks. In regard to Rice Park, I do...
March 1, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 6, 2017
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
CALGARY, Alberta—Rangers have successfully reintroduced a herd of plains bison to Canada's oldest national park, officials said on Monday,...
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
January 4, 2017
Registration opens Saturday for Kandiyohi County parks, including online option
WILLMAR — If you covet a week in July for your annual camping trip to one of the Kandiyohi County parks, get your laptop ready. Reservations...
January 4, 2017 - 11:34pm
November 16, 2016
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
WILLMAR — Whether updates at Rice Park will go forward is now in question as the Willmar City Council voted Tuesday to reject all bids...
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 28, 2016
Roger Klinghagen letter: Willmar could use RV park
Looking at the Willmar plans for the Robbins Island playground, I would like the city to consider an RV park in the plan. Not a lot of spaces...
October 28, 2016 - 1:56pm
October 25, 2016
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
OLIVIA — Renville County will close the gates Monday at its county parks. The parks are closed to motor vehicles through the winter season, but they remain open for visitors. The Renville County parks department reminds park users that day use activities are allowed through...
October 25, 2016 - 8:37pm
September 14, 2016
Robbins Island regional designation possible this month
WILLMAR -- Things are looking up for Robbins Island, as there is a possibility the state will designate it a regional park in the next few weeks....
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 2, 2016
Letter: New playground equipment is needed
I finally understand why there's a push to update the playground equipment at Robbins Island Park. I took a good look at what's there, and there's not very much. One of the swing sets looks like it's left over from my era. It might still be sturdy enough for kids, but for how much...
August 2, 2016 - 1:30am
July 15, 2016
State parks’ online reservation system a welcome change for some
BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK -- Sitting around a slightly smoking campfire, with an early July breeze rustling trees overhead, Dan Hilgert and Ryan...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 14, 2016
State park officials try new approach to hear from campers
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK – Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 14, 2016 - 1:52pm
May 22, 2016
New ways to play soon available in several Willmar parks
WILLMAR — The children of Willmar will soon have brand new places to play, as the city has begun the installation of seven new playground...
May 22, 2016 - 11:25pm
February 11, 2016
U.S. Bank and Minnesota Vikings grant could help with Rice Park project
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar hopes to team up with U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings to bring some much needed updates to Rice Park. The Willmar Finance Committee recommended the City Council approve a $50,000 grant application to the U.S. Bank Place to Play program, to assist...
February 11, 2016 - 11:14pm
December 28, 2015
Couple prepares for their first season as managers of Games Lake County Park
WILLMAR — For Todd and Beth Lief, managing a park and campground and spending the entire workday in the great outdoors is something they’ve...
December 28, 2015 - 11:28pm
Reservations for Kandiyohi County parks open Saturday
WILLMAR — Campsite reservations at the Kandiyohi County parks open Saturday for 2016, launching a new season for the county park system along...
December 28, 2015 - 11:25pm