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Dayton proposes budget
State Highway 23 proposal meeting draws big crowd
College Women's Basketball: Gophers paying for slow starts
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Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Elmond Donald Eugene Ekblad
Scott M. Edman
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Facing a GOP-led House, Dayton still decides to play hardball with his priorities
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
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January 26, 2015
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission sets public hearing on proposed increases
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted Monday to conduct a public hearing Feb. 9 on a proposed overall average electric increase of 4.5 percent and overall average water increase of 20 percent for 2015. If a schedule of meetings and hearings takes place as proposed,...
news / local
January 26, 2015 - 11:40pm
August 25, 2012
Electric utilities may seek new partner in bill management: The consumer
SPICER -- Fundamental changes are coming to the electric industry and electric consumers will be asked to partner with their utility and take more responsibility for their bill, says an energy industry organization spokesman. Joel Johnson, director of government affairs with Minnesota...
news / business
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
Council approves electric rate increases
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved the Municipal Utilities Commission's request for a two-tier electric rate adjustment totaling 14 percent over the next 18 months. A 7 percent increase went into effect Wednesday for the remainder of 2011 and another 7 percent increase...
news / local
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
Willmar City Council approves electric rate increases
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council Tuesday night approved a 14 percent increase in municipal electric rates over the next year and a half. Electric rates will go up 7 percent effective today for the remainder of 2011 and will go up another 7 percent effective Jan.
July 6, 2011 - 8:55am
September 30, 2010
Rate board denies struggling USPS request for rate increase, higher fees fought by industry
WASHINGTON - The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference...
news / nation
September 30, 2010 - 10:46am
October 22, 2009
Recommendations for utility increases heard in Benson
BENSON -- The Benson City Council heard, but did not take action on proposed increases in the city's utility rates at the regular meeting Monday evening. The rates, if approved, would take effect on Jan. 1, according to city manager Rob Wolfington. City staff has been reviewing water,...
news / local
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Willmar Council OKs sewer rate hike to finance wastewater project
WILLMAR -- The lack of public comment at this week's Willmar City Council hearing on double-digit sewer rates increases to finance the $86 million wastewater treatment project was somewhat surprising to City Administrator Michael Schmit. But community members and the council have...
local / news
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
MUC, feeling the sting of open market costs, OKs consultant to study possible hike to rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has hired consultant R.W. Beck of St. Paul to determine if new electric rates are needed to keep pace with increasing power supply costs. Rates were last raised in April 2007 when an average increase of 5.8 percent went into ...
news / local
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am