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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Parker commentary: You wanted anti-establishment?
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 4, 2016
Montevideo couple challenges permit for $19 million elevator expansion
MONTEVIDEO — A Montevideo couple has filed a lawsuit in the Minnesota Court of Appeals challenging a conditional use permit issued by Chippewa...
January 4, 2016 - 7:32pm
October 27, 2015
Willmar School Board plans to revisit strategic plan, set new goals
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has given itself homework. After a two-hour retreat Monday evening, board members and Superintendent Jeff Holm set some goals for the coming year, such as updating the district’s strategic plan. Sandy Gundlach of the Minnesota School Boards...
October 27, 2015 - 11:01pm
July 26, 2015
Preliminary work well under way: Behind the scenes work on school projects moving along
WILLMAR — Almost as soon as voters approved a $52.35 million school bond referendum in May, the planning started at Willmar Public Schools. Lead architect Paul Youngquist began design and drawing discussions with school officials in early June for a new elementary school, new science...
July 26, 2015 - 10:48pm
July 24, 2014
Sessions slated Tuesday to gather feedback for Willmar parks plan
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar is seeking input from several targeted audiences in the community next week on a master plan for the city parks. Seniors, members of the Latino and Somali communities, dog park enthusiasts and leaders involved with youth sports are especially invited...
July 24, 2014 - 11:28pm
March 27, 2014
Meeting set April 3 on Eagle Lake road
WILLMAR — A public informational meeting will be held by Kandiyohi County Public Works next week on road renovation and pedestrian and bike options on East Eagle Lake Road. The meeting is at 7 p.m. April 3 in the community room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services...
March 27, 2014 - 7:00am
October 22, 2013
Willmar council OKs consultant’s proposal to lead planning retreat
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members Monday night approved a committee recommendation to hire Neu & Company of Lakewood, Colo., to lead the council on a proposed 1½-day planning retreat. Council members had been discussing for the past several months the possibility of having...
October 22, 2013 - 4:54am
July 8, 2013
Landscape architect gets OK for final downtown gateway designs in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The City Council has given landscape architect Adam Arvidson of Minneapolis approval to begin final work on three gateway designs...
July 8, 2013 - 5:42am
July 6, 2013
Vision 2040 effort using chalkboards to gather public comments
WILLMAR -- The Vision 2040 committee developing a future "roadmap'' for the greater Willmar lakes area wants residents to write on three traveling...
July 6, 2013 - 5:22am
April 19, 2012
Willmar, Minn., downtown revitalization proposal draws favorable comments
WILLMAR -- Local residents appear satisfied with and excited about a proposed plan to redevelop and revitalize downtown Willmar. The plan was...
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 17, 2012
Prairie Kitchen blog: Every cook should have a stocked freezer
April 17, 2012 - 8:20am
April 13, 2012
Severe weather awareness week starts Monday, includes tornado drills (video)
ST. PAUL -- With a tornado already reported in the state this year, Minnesotans are again reminded about the dangers of spring and summer storms. Severe Weather Awareness week in Minnesota, which kicks off Monday, is a time for families, schools and businesses to learn about weather...
April 13, 2012 - 10:07am
April 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., mosque permit approval forwarded for action Monday by City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar Planning Commission members have reviewed and made no changes to their previously approved findings of fact required to support...
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Findings of fact for conditional use permit approved for Willmar, Minn., mosque
The following affirmative findings of fact were made by the Planning Commission: n That the conditional use, with attached conditions, conforms to the purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and is in conformity with the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan because residential zoning...
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission to review mosque findings Wednesday at meeting
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission will review on Wednesday night its findings of approval for a conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to operate an Islamic mosque at the former Lafayette School, 1112 Lake Ave. N.W. Besides the mosque, the society...
April 10, 2012 - 7:00am
March 26, 2012
Planning Commission to conduct hearing Wednesday on Willmar, Minn., mosque permit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fire Hall, 515 Second St. S.W., to consider a conditional use permit to allow for an Islamic mosque at the site of the former Lafayette Elementary School, 1112 Lake Ave.
March 26, 2012 - 2:35pm