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May 19, 2015
Committee begins campaign to recall Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson
WILLMAR — The citizens group seeking to remove Ward 2 City Council member Ron Christianson from office launched their recall effort by presenting...
May 19, 2015 - 12:03am
May 18, 2015
Editorial: Willmar City Council members are losing our trust
“Trust is a two-way street. If your government does not trust you, how can you trust your government?” — Bruce Montague, a Canadian government critic The biggest issue facing the Willmar City Council today has become a simple one-word statement: Trust. This is...
May 18, 2015 - 12:18pm
Letter: Recall Ron campaign isn’t personal
A recent letter alludes to the group organizing the recall of Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson as being vindictive. This is not about being vindictive or vengeful. This is about process. We have a process as to how city governance is supposed to work. When Councilman Ron...
May 18, 2015 - 6:00am
May 14, 2015
Letter: Be informed before commenting
I would like to respond to a recent letter to the editor from Patricia Carter Harding on the Ron Christianson issue. Ms. Harding, I am puzzled. In your letter you say you do not know what the truth is (your words), yet you are more than willing to call the residents who want to...
May 14, 2015 - 6:50am
May 5, 2015
City of Willmar Charter: The recall process
WILLMAR — The City Charter requires the committee seeking to recall Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson to formulate a clear and concise statement of not more than 250 words of its reasons for proposing recall. It must also state that it intends to bring about his or her...
May 5, 2015 - 12:04am
May 4, 2015
Citizens group seeks recall of Wilmar City Council member Ron Christianson
WILLMAR — A citizens committee has announced it will lead an effort to recall Ward 2 Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson for malfeasance...
May 4, 2015 - 11:36pm
April 28, 2015
Editorial: Willmar residents just want answers
"A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams." - Herb Caen The problem in 2015 in Willmar is we have lost sight of our vision and our dreams of what this city can and should be. Mayor Marv Calvin is attempting...
April 28, 2015 - 5:00am
April 8, 2015
Editorial: Why avoid discussion on meeting location?
The final item discussed at the Willmar City Council Monday night was a council member's inquiry asking whether the Labor Relations/City Council meeting scheduled this afternoon needed to be moved to a larger meeting place in anticipation of significant public attendance. That...
April 8, 2015 - 7:00am
April 6, 2015
Letter: Christianson was still wrong
Christianson was still wrong I would like to thank Gary Gilman for informing me that the Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure not Robert's Rule of Order is used by the City Council. Author Alice Sturgis wrote the Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure to update and streamline...
April 6, 2015 - 6:00am
April 3, 2015
Letter: Christianson was within rules
A writer in a recent letter to the editor gave his opinion regarding proper procedure at the last Willmar City Council meeting. He referred to Robert's Rules of Order. Our city has not adopted Robert's Rules of Order, but instead has adopted Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure....
April 3, 2015 - 12:01am
March 21, 2015
Editorial: Willmar is waiting for answers
“What we got here is a failure to communicate.” - The Captain, 1967 “Cool Hand Luke” The Willmar City Council’s silent five have failed to communicate to the city of Willmar and its citizens reasonable explanations for what brought forth Monday’s movement to terminate...
March 21, 2015 - 9:41am
March 2, 2015
Mayor suggests City Council delay planning retreat
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin did not respond directly to questions raised by City Council member Audrey Nelsen during Monday night’s council...
March 2, 2015 - 11:18pm
February 3, 2015
Mayor supports Stevens during contentious council meeting
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin expressed his support for City Administrator Charlene Stevens during a contentious City Council discussion Monday night over what some said were unprofessional comments made by a council member over Stevens’s employment. Calvin spoke after council...
February 3, 2015 - 10:30pm
January 13, 2015
Council elects Christianson acting mayor
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council elected Ron Christianson as mayor pro tempore, replacing Denis Anderson who had served in that capacity for the past two years under former Mayor Frank Yanish. Christianson was elected during the reorganizational meeting Monday night. He will...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
December 19, 2014
Letter: Myth of white grievance
The fire of the burning cross in the night illuminated the white-sheeted cowards around it with light from hell. On Oct. 28, I attended the debate between candidates for the Willmar City Council. It was an eye-opener for even my rather jaded eyes. When the candidates were...
December 19, 2014 - 8:00am