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Jennie Mae Wubben
May 22, 2016
Comparable worth study gets underway for Kandiyohi County’s employees
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County recently completed the first phase in an in-depth comparable worth study of employee job classifications and is moving to the next step. County staff gave a progress report Tuesday to the County Board of Commissioners. It’s one of many updates the board...
May 22, 2016 - 11:32pm
December 15, 2015
City of Willmar committee takes no action on mayor, council salary increases
WILLMAR — No action was recommended by the Willmar City Council’s Finance Committee on possible salary increases for the mayor and council members in 2017. The council must set new salaries by ordinance. The ordinance currently in effect was approved Oct. 2, 2006, and increased...
December 15, 2015 - 9:54pm
March 10, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers look at first salary hike in 14 years
ST. PAUL — Recommendations slated for action today call for the first salary hikes for Minnesota’s governor and legislators since the late 1990s, as well as a substantial restructuring of how top state agency managers are paid. The Compensation Council, a panel with appointees...
March 10, 2013 - 11:12pm
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vogel took his pay
There are many reasons to vote for Mary Sawatzky over Bruce Vogel. Foremost, she has offered a positive message of collaborative legislating. She thinks that when we work together, we all do better. His message has been entirely negative, dishonest and simply mean. But the most...
October 31, 2012 - 9:24am
Letter: Truth on this salary
I have received enough Republican campaign propaganda to pave a small path from my house to the local school district office. The recurring theme asserts the local school district paid Mary Sawatzky's salary when she served as president of the Willmar Education Association. Did the...
October 31, 2012 - 9:23am
December 23, 2010
Swift County officials give themselves a bump in pay
BENSON -- The Swift County Commissioners approved a 3.5 levy increase for 2011 and approved salary increases for themselves and most of the county's employees. Following the truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday night, the commissioners ap-proved the $8.2 million levy. The budget was...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
Salaries are established for 2011 for Kandiyohi Co. officials
WILLMAR -- The 2011 salary for the Kandiyohi County Commissioners will be the same as it's been for the last three years. In a unanimous vote...
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Kandiyohi Co. Board: No to salary increase for second year
WILLMAR -- For the second year in a row, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners will not be getting a pay increase. On a unanimous vote Tuesday, members of the Board of Commissioners agreed that their 2010 salary will stay at the 2008 level of $28,140 a year, plus a $70 per diem for...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
April 9, 2009
New CEO Schramm signs Rice contract of $250K
WILLMAR -- Michael Schramm signed a contract Wednesday, officially becoming the new chief executive of Rice Memorial Hospital. The employment...
April 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Rice settles with three employee unions
WILLMAR -- Contracts were settled this week with three of Rice Memorial Hospital's employee unions, giving workers a 3.5 percent pay increase this year and a 2.5 percent increase next year. The contract agreements were approved Wednesday by the hospital board of directors.
March 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 16, 2008
Salary freeze approved for Kandiyohi County Commissioners
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved a $60 million budget today that doesn't include a raise for themselves. The commissioners agreed to forfeit their annual cost of living raise for 2009. "I don't think it's time to give ourselves a raise," said Commissioner Dean...
December 16, 2008 - 5:00pm
September 24, 2008
Teacher prep, pay hikes targeted
Tribune photo by Scott Wente ST. PAUL -- Teacher salary increases should be tied to student achievement and the quality of school instruction needs to improve, Gov.
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am