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Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
Alexandria lifeguard credited following back-to-back emergencies
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
Minnesota men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
March 8, 2012
Willmar, Minn., council to interview city attorney applicants
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 4:45 p.m. today to interview applicants for the position of city attorney that will be vacated...
March 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Willmar, Minn., City Council to interview city attorney applicants Thursday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the City Office Building to interview applicants for the position of city attorney that will be vacated when long-time City Attorney Rich Ronning retires on March 31. The council had authorized city staff to request...
March 7, 2012 - 1:10pm
February 13, 2012
Willmar, Minn., City Council sets hearing Feb. 21 to repeal alarm ordinance
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has voted to take comments from the public Feb.
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Big increase to water rate no easy sell to City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members say they want questions answered about a water rate increase of 9 to 10 percent a year over two years being proposed by the Willmar Municipal Utilities. Council members would like to know why the utility did not enact smaller annual increases...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
City officials rule mobile home issue needs more discussion
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council unanimously defeated a motion Monday night to declare two abandoned mobile homes unsafe in violation of city exterior storage and exterior maintenance ordinances. Instead, the council voted 8-0 to return the concept of removing unsafe mobile homes...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
City attorney says budget cuts taking a bite out of legal system
WILLMAR -- City Attorney Rich Ronning says the state Legislature and Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office did not adequately fund the state's judicial system in 2009. As was true for many other branches of government, there was a significant budget cut for the criminal justice system. The...
April 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2010
Ordinance change would let chief determine if club events require off-duty police officer
WILLMAR -- The City Council is proposing an ordinance amendment that would let the chief of police decide whether an off-duty officer is required to be present if a club or organization sponsors an event where intoxicating liquor is served. Current ordinance requires the holder of...
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 1, 2010
Willmar council discussing liquor law compliance
WILLMAR -- Possible changes to the city's liquor ordinance were discussed by five members of the Willmar City Council during a one-hour work session Wednesday, but no decisions were made. The discussion involved the possibility of changing some of the penalties against establishments that...
February 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Letter: Let's take our country back
Our economists are giving us all warnings on our recession lasting another decade, with unemployment at 10 percent and higher because it isn't the true numbers. We have done nothing on immigration issues. We keep on importing and no deporting. We are sucking our Social Security dry...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2009
City: No favoritism was shown to Green Mill
WILLMAR -- Council members say they are not showing favoritism to Green Mill by delaying its penalty for illegally selling alcohol to an underage...
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
City Council requesting options for gift offer by Mahanaim
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to ask City Attorney Rich Ronning to outline the city's options for dealing with the gift offer by Templo Mahanaim Assemblea de Dios of two parcels of land at the site of the congregation's deteriorated church. The council also...
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 14, 2009
Liquor license ordinance still on the radar of two on the City Council
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar City Council members want to see changes made in the ordinance setting minimum penalties for establishments that illegally sell alcohol to minors. Ron Christianson says he doesn't favor the Police Department's periodic checks -- as required by ordinance --...
December 14, 2009 - 12:00am
Mahanaim Assamblea offers to give deteriorating church to city
WILLMAR -- The Mahanaim Assamblea de Dios Church has made an oral offer to give its deteriorating church property at Seventh Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest to the city. The offer was reported to city officials on Thursday by Robert Trevino, a Realtor with All-Star Realty...
November 14, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
Council asks city attorney to review proposed wind turbine ordinance
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members want to know if small wind turbines would be allowed within the city limits even if the city has no ordinance...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 18, 2009
City says street can close for St. Mary's activities
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday to close two blocks of Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest for a St.
August 18, 2009 - 12:00am