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Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
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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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
July 14, 2016
A lot of talk, no decisions on Willmar sales tax projects
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members discuss potential projects of regional significance to be funded by a local option sales tax planned...
July 14, 2016 - 12:15am
June 15, 2016
Willmar City Council moves forward with sales tax
WILLMAR — In a 6 to 0 vote, the Willmar City Council committed Monday to pursuing a local option sales tax. “I think we need to do it. I...
June 15, 2016 - 12:07am
June 8, 2016
Spicer gets lukewarm response to tax proposal
SPICER — After a disappointing turnout of residents at Tuesday’s community meeting to discuss a proposed local option sales tax, Spicer Mayor Dennis Baker said he isn’t sure if the Spicer City Council will vote to put the issue on the ballot this fall. “I wouldn’t predict...
June 8, 2016 - 11:57pm
Survey says streets, parks should be top priorities in Willmar
WILLMAR — Residents in and around Willmar feel streets and parks should be top priorities for Willmar going forward into the next several years,...
June 8, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 24, 2016
City of Willmar gathers input on proposed sales tax
WILLMAR — Area residents were given two opportunities Tuesday to share their thoughts on projects they would like to see funded through a potential...
May 24, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 20, 2016
Willmar running online survey for sales tax projects
WILLMAR - The city of Willmar is asking members of the public to take a few minutes to fill out its new online survey on projects of regional...
May 20, 2016 - 12:20pm
May 19, 2016
City seeks public input on potential sales tax projects
WILLMAR — The public will have two opportunities May 24 to share their thoughts on projects for a potential local option sales tax in Willmar....
May 19, 2016 - 11:44pm
May 5, 2016
New London, Spicer consider 0.5 percent local option sales tax
SPICER — Now that Kandiyohi County and the city of Willmar are talking about implementing a 0.5 percent local option sales tax to fund special...
May 5, 2016 - 11:40pm
April 30, 2016
Action expected Monday to pursue local option sales tax in Willmar
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on Monday will take up the issue of pursuing a local option sales tax. The council’s Community Development Commission recommended it be brought before Willmar voters this November. “I’m very supportive of us taking the initiative to do a...
April 30, 2016 - 12:13am
April 9, 2016
Willmar council to discuss local options sales tax Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet Monday in a work session to discuss whether members support pursuing a local options sales tax in Willmar and if they do, what they would like to spend the money on. “It hasn’t been vetted through the council. No decisions have been...
April 9, 2016 - 12:02am
April 5, 2016
Kandiyohi County explores sales tax
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board continues its exploration of a local option sales tax to help fund transportation projects. No decisions...
April 5, 2016 - 12:03am
April 3, 2014
Local option sales tax provides $13.6 million for projects
WILLMAR — Willmar’s local option sales tax provided $13.6 million in revenue for city projects after state administrative costs were subtracted, according to a report by City Finance Director Steve Okins. The report was presented this week to the City Council’s Finance Committee. Sales...
April 3, 2014 - 11:05pm
February 18, 2014
5% fuel sales tax pushed
ST. PAUL — A proposal to increase Minnesota fuel taxes by the equivalent of 15 cents a gallon is similar to a proposal that lawmakers may consider...
February 18, 2014 - 11:50pm
August 21, 2013
Farm tax cancellation not part of special legislative session
ST. PAUL -- Farmers will have to wait to see if legislators will overturn a new tax they pay. Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton this...
August 21, 2013 - 11:10am
August 8, 2013
Special session could dump ag tax in Minn.
By Don Davis Forum News Service REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm...
August 8, 2013 - 1:52pm