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Report: 'Premature' death rate rising
World of Wine: Merlot continues to gain strength despite movie remark
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Vehicle hits building just behind Minnesota Capitol
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Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
Before the Buzzer: Top 10 prep basketball games of the year
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New NFL rules include banning leaping block
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 10, 2009
Editorial: Willmar plant plan needs fed funding
The city of Willmar is concerned about the lack of appropriation for the $15 million in federal funding authorized for the city's $86 million wastewater treatment project. The concern is growing as the city has been waiting two years since the $15 million in funding was approved...
October 10, 2009 - 12:00am
Commentary: New city treatment plant is a good step
City officials and citizens recently saw up close the construction site of Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. They saw good construction progress that is creating the new wastewater treatment system located nearly six miles west of the city...
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Wastewater treatment project on schedule
Officials say construction is on schedule and on budget for Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. With...
September 5, 2009 - 9:52am
August 12, 2009
Ethanol plant inspection finds 65 pounds of pot on railroad car in Iowa
LAKOTA, Iowa - Authorities say 65 pounds of marijuana with a street value of nearly $160,000 have been found on a railroad car at an ethanol plant near Lakota in northern Iowa. The Kossuth County sheriff's office says 13 bundles of pot were discovered on Tuesday as the grain cars...
August 12, 2009 - 1:12pm
August 6, 2009
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Fergus Falls ethanol plant, among others, still facing dire financial situation
FARGO - The U.S.
August 4, 2009 - 8:38am
July 8, 2009
Granite Falls City Council calling for public meeting to discuss water hike as it looks into new treatment facility
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members in Granite Falls called for a public hearing on July 20 for a proposed water rate increase. A rate hike is the first step toward a possible $14 million project to build a new water treatment plant out of the floodplain, according to City Manager...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
June 23, 2009
Building for the future
June 23, 2009 - 12:00am
June 22, 2009
City officials give the OK to revised plan used as guide for policies
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has adopted the revised comprehensive plan. The plan was last revised in 1989. Work on the plan during the past couple of years by the Planning Commission, city staff and the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission is complete, according to Bruce...
June 22, 2009 - 12:00am
June 18, 2009
Montevideo City Council approves wastewater project bonding
MONTEVIDEO -- The city of Montevideo is seeing the benefits of highly competitive bids for its wastewater treatment plant expansion as it finalizes funding for the project. The City Council took action at its regular meeting Monday to issue $10,379,466 in general obligation notes...
June 18, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Annual maintenance at power plant is moving along steadily
WILLMAR -- Employees at the Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant are doing a lot of heavy lifting these days. They're changing and repairing...
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Explosion at Benson ethanol plant under investigation, no one hurt
BENSON -- A Tuesday morning explosion and fire at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant, just west of Benson, is under investigation, according to Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison. According to a news release from the sheriff, emergency responders were called to the plant...
April 29, 2009 - 11:48am
April 27, 2009
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
April 27, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
Montevideo awards bid for $10.5M wastewater plant plan
MONTEVIDEO -- Work on a major upgrade to the Montevideo wastewater treatment plant could be under way as early as next week. City Council members awarded the low bid for the project Monday. The low bid by Rice Lake Construction, of Deerwood, totaled $10,475,000, an amount well below...
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
An integral piece of the puzzle
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am