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July 28, 2016
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Duininck Incorporated is completing work on the corners of Minnesota Avenue. The construction project started Thursday and will end Aug. 31....
July 28, 2016 - 11:00pm
June 30, 2016
Slew of events set this summer in New London’s Riverspace project
NEW LONDON - A larger-than-life mural painted on the wall of a Main Street business, a fiery one-night unveiling of a clay sculpture engulfed...
June 30, 2016 - 10:05am
June 16, 2016
MACCRAY to pursue single campus
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members decided on a 4-2 vote Monday to once again pursue a one-campus district. With the vote, board members...
June 16, 2016 - 11:57pm
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 31, 2016
Swift County hears space, building needs report
BENSON — A nine-month-long examination of Swift County’s existing government buildings and the current and future needs of the county has...
May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 10, 2016
Willmar School Board awards boiler contract
WILLMAR — A Willmar firm has been awarded a contract to do some of the deferred maintenance work in Willmar Public Schools’ major building program. On Monday the Willmar School Board awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Jefferson Learning Center to Chappell Central of...
May 10, 2016 - 12:17am
Group offers grants for food projects in southwest Minnesota
MORRIS (Staff reports) — Seed grants are available for innovative ideas to support local foods in the region. The University of Minnesota’s Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is awarding grants to support projects that leverage active citizenship and create...
March 10, 2016 - 9:52pm
February 25, 2016
Thank you, west central Minnesota
All of us at the West Central Tribune would like to express our sincere appreciation to those across west central Minnesota who participated...
February 25, 2016 - 10:43am
February 10, 2016
First bids on Willmar Schools’ construction projects open in March
Opening dates Below is the estimated months in which Willmar Public Schools construction projects will open to students. Middle school expanded cafeteria: August Middle school additions: January 2017 New elementary school: August 2017 High school gymnasium: August 2017 Remodeled schools:...
February 10, 2016 - 11:11pm
November 11, 2015
New London-Spicer School District sets fast-paced project timeline
NEW LONDON — With the approval of a $21.6 million bond in last week’s referendum, the New London-Spicer School Board is now moving fast to hire a construction manager, complete architectural drawings and sell bonds so that construction of the multi-faceted building project can...
November 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
January 29, 2015
Benson bond moves forward
BENSON — School board members in Benson are hopeful of finalizing plans for an estimated $16 million in facilities improvements this coming month, with an eye towards a possible vote on a bond in May. Benson Superintendent of Schools Dennis Laumeyer said board members have decided...
January 29, 2015 - 11:55pm
January 27, 2015
State Highway 23 proposal meeting draws big crowd
HAWICK — An open house Tuesday to learn about preliminary plans for a four-lane highway between New London and Paynesville wasn’t supposed...
January 27, 2015 - 11:45pm
Sneak peak at facilities survey shows support for pared-down project
NEW LONDON — A sneak peak at early survey results sheds some light on why a $14.6 million building bond failed in a referendum last fall in the New London-Spicer School District. The preliminary responses may also provide direction if another attempt to gain voter approval for...
January 27, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 7, 2014
Highway 23 gets more funding
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Highway 23 from New London to Paynesville is on a list of 13 “Corridors of Commerce” highway projects that are being accelerated with new funding. The announcement of a $70 million state investment in additional road projects was made Tuesday morning by...
October 7, 2014 - 11:09pm
September 24, 2014
NLS residents learn about school’s $14.6M building proposal
NEW LONDON — During band and choir concerts at New London-Spicer schools parents sit on bleachers and the music rumbles through the high ceilings of the gym. Drama students catch after-school rides to downtown New London to practice in the “Little Theater” that’s leased from...
September 24, 2014 - 11:24pm