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Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
July 14, 2016
A lot of talk, no decisions on sales tax projects
WILLMAR—Willmar City Council members discuss potential projects of regional significance to be funded by a local option sales tax planned to go before voters Nov. 8. City staff provided a draft ballot question Monday when the entire council met as the Finance Committee. "That...
July 14, 2016 - 12:26am
A lot of talk, no decisions on Willmar sales tax projects
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members discuss potential projects of regional significance to be funded by a local option sales tax planned...
July 14, 2016 - 12:15am
June 8, 2016
Survey says streets, parks should be top priorities in Willmar
WILLMAR — Residents in and around Willmar feel streets and parks should be top priorities for Willmar going forward into the next several years,...
June 8, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 20, 2016
Willmar running online survey for sales tax projects
WILLMAR - The city of Willmar is asking members of the public to take a few minutes to fill out its new online survey on projects of regional...
May 20, 2016 - 12:20pm
May 17, 2016
Willmar City Council approves street project assessments
WILLMAR — The assessment roll for this year’s street improvements was approved Monday by the Willmar City Council, along with awarding of contracts for the projects. The estimated cost for the four projects is $2,622,493, with $882,993 coming from property assessments. “Unfortunately,...
May 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
May 4, 2016
Outdoors projects receive Minnesota Senate OK
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved spending $158 million Tuesday, with little discussion, for outdoors projects. The votes came on a $112 million plan that mostly buys land to preserve prairies, forests, wetlands and wildlife habitat and a $46 million bill that focuses on a variety...
May 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 1, 2016
High-profile transportation projects ahead, so are rough roads
WILLMAR — The upcoming years will see a number of high-profile transportation projects in the area. They include an estimated $1.96 million...
April 1, 2016 - 10:40am
March 17, 2016
Construction work to begin on first of Willmar’s school projects
WILLMAR — Construction is set to begin in April on the addition of eight science classrooms at Willmar Middle School. Bids for the project were opened Thursday afternoon in a session that included the opening of 27 separate bids. More than 35 people attended the big opening in the...
March 17, 2016 - 10:47pm
November 22, 2015
Broadband grant awards include two regional projects
The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development Friday announced $11 million in grants for rural broadband projects. The funding includes two grant awards for projects in west central Minnesota. Federated Telephone Cooperative received $4.9 million to build fiber infrastructure in...
November 22, 2015 - 11:22pm
April 26, 2015
Keeping Willmar’s lights on comes at a hefty cost
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission said they appreciated a recent tour of the utility’s southwest water treatment...
April 26, 2015 - 11:50pm
Willmar school voters to decide $51.6M bond issue
WILLMAR — Willmar School District voters are being asked to support a $51,604,000 bond issue to meet the district’s educational needs and ease crowding. School Board members unanimously voted at a special board meeting Monday to put the $51.6 million issue to a vote on May 19...
January 26, 2015 - 11:50pm
May 16, 2014
Minnesota legislators work toward final adjournment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota representatives approved a pair of public works funding bills spending more than $1 billion early today as lawmakers head...
May 16, 2014 - 9:47am
October 23, 2012
Lindus Construction blog: Know which home improvement projects require permits
October 23, 2012 - 8:49am
July 10, 2012
$288 million in requests across Minn. competing for $47.5 million
ST. PAUL -- Ninety applicants want $288 million for public works projects across Minnesota, state officials announced this afternoon, but just $47.5 million is available. "We were impressed by the volume and quality of the projects submitted for capital project grants," said Commissioner...
July 10, 2012 - 3:31pm
June 25, 2012
Home Improvement blog: 2012 home improvement trends
June 25, 2012 - 8:55am