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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
June 9, 2015
City of Willmar to consider solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will be asked to conduct a public hearing next month on a proposed rate that Willmar Municipal Utilities would pay to electric customers who generate excess electricity from solar and wind facilities. The Finance Committee will recommend the council...
June 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
February 10, 2015
Committee recommends March 2 public hearing on utility rate increases
WILLMAR — The Finance Committee will recommend the City Council set March 2 as the date for a public hearing on proposed electric and water rate increases. Committee members voted Monday afternoon to recommend the council set the hearing date after they received a report from Willmar...
February 10, 2015 - 11:55pm
May 3, 2013
U.S. employers add 165k jobs; unemployment rate falls to 7.5 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than the government first estimated. The job increases helped reduce the unemployment rate from 7.6 percent to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. The report Friday...
May 3, 2013 - 8:06am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Tax rates vs. tax revenue
I'd like to clarify the misunderstanding I see in letter after letter about the difference between tax rates and tax revenue. Every time tax rates have been decreased in the past, under John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, tax revenues have increased -- the total amount...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
New London utility rates expected to jump to help fund project
NEW LONDON -- On top of the expected $835,000 in assessments needed to pay for a $3.5 million street and utility project planned for this summer, New London residents should also expect an increase in water and sewer rates that will also help pay for the project. A public hearing...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Meeting Preview: Utilities to ask City Council for water rate hike
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will ask the City Council on Monday night to set a public hearing for Jan. 10 to consider increasing city water rates in 2011 and 2012. A utility official says the increase is necessary to avoid a deficit of 12 percent to 16 percent...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Utility looks at multi-step cost hike for water rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission is recommending a water rate increase of 9 to 10 percent per year in 2011 and 2012 to address a variety of needs in the Water Department. The commission voted Monday to approve the increase and to hold a hearing at the Dec. 13...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
October 26, 2010
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission delays action on 16% water rate hike
The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has delayed voting on a proposed overall rate increase of 16 percent in city water rates. Water rates...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
U.S. obesity rates still high, but not growing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Obesity rates in U.S. adults and children have leveled off. That's a sliver of good news, but the problem remains a nationwide epidemic. Government data released today show more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight. The 2007-08 data...
January 13, 2010 - 10:55am
November 4, 2009
Benson City Council OKs utility rate increases to go into effect in Jan.
BENSON -- The Benson City Council approved increases in the city's utility rates at the regular meeting Monday. The rate increases take effect on Jan. 1, according to city manager Rob Wolfington, and include water, sewer, electric, garbage and taxes. An average residential user of...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
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
May 13, 2009
April foreclosures rise 32 percent
MIAMI (AP) -- The number of U.S. households faced with losing their homes to foreclosure jumped 32 percent in April compared with the same month last year, with Nevada, Florida and California showing the highest rates, according to data released Wednesday. More than 342,000 households...
May 13, 2009 - 1:38am
March 3, 2009
Willmar council backs 5.35 percent electric rate increase
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved an overall municipal utility electric rate increase of 5.35 percent. In an ordinance adopted unanimously by the council Monday night, the increase will become effective for billings sent on or after April 1 for residential, commercial...
March 3, 2009 - 12:00am