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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
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