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State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 20, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens city administrator
COTTAGE GROVE -- After a nearly two-month search to fill the vacant position of city administrator, the Cottage Grove City Council has named...
August 20, 2015 - 11:24am
March 24, 2015
Stevens signs separation agreement with city of Willmar
WILLMAR — The agreement approved 5-3 last week by the Willmar City Council to separate the employment of City Administrator Charlene Stevens...
March 24, 2015 - 8:59am
March 23, 2015
Stevens signs agreement to separate employment with city
WILLMAR -- The agreement approved 5-3 last week by the Willmar City Council to separate the employment of City Administrator Charlene Stevens with the city was signed today by Stevens. Her last day of employment will be April 17, said City Clerk Kevin Halliday. Also signing the...
March 23, 2015 - 4:27pm
March 16, 2015
Willmar City Council terminates employment agreement with Stevens
WILLMAR -- After more than an hour of taking public comments and discussing them with Mayor Marv Calvin in front of a packed house, the Willmar...
March 16, 2015 - 11:03pm
February 3, 2015
Contentious City Council debate stirs over Stevens’ employment
WILLMAR -- A contentious debate sparked by what some said were unprofessional comments made by a council member over City Administrator Charlene Stevens’s employment with the city stirred the Willmar City Council meeting Monday night. Council members Audrey Nelsen and Denis...
February 3, 2015 - 9:45am
October 30, 2014
Willmar city administrator interviews for Lakeville post
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens and two other candidates for the Lakeville city administrator position were interviewed Wednesday by the Lakeville City Council. Each of the three candidates was interviewed separately by the four council members and the mayor....
October 30, 2014 - 12:09pm
October 23, 2014
Willmar city administrator is finalist for Lakeville administrator job
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens is one of three finalists for the city administrator position for the City of Lakeville, the SunThisweek newspaper in Lakeville reported this week. The newspaper said Lakeville residents will have a chance to meet the finalists...
October 23, 2014 - 8:44am
July 7, 2014
Review complete: City Council receives report on administrator’s performance evaluation
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council received a report Monday night on the council’s performance evaluation of City Administrator Charlene Stevens. Labor Committee Chair Steve Ahmann read a statement that said the council held a special closed meeting June 16 to evaluate Stevens’...
July 7, 2014 - 10:52pm
June 11, 2014
Interviews set for today for Willmar police chief finalists
WILLMAR — Interviews are set for 9 a.m. today at Willmar City Offices to fill the vacant position of police chief that was created by the recent retirement of David Wyffels. Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens said the interviews are not open to the public because a quorum...
June 11, 2014 - 11:10pm
August 25, 2013
Christianson, Stevens differ on private contracting
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson and City Administrator Charlene Stevens offered differing opinions during a committee meeting last week on the possibility of privately contracting for some city services. The exchange took place during a Labor Relations Committee...
August 25, 2013 - 10:57pm
June 23, 2013
League of Cities elects Willmar, Minn., city administrator to board of directors
WILLMAR -- The League of Minnesota Cities has elected Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens to the League's board of directors. She was elected last week during the League's annual conference in St. Paul. Stevens and other candidates were interviewed Tuesday. She is filling...
June 23, 2013 - 11:21pm
June 2, 2013
Willmar, Minn., City Council member doubts administrator's judgment in filling Public Works post
WILLMAR -- City Council member Ron Christianson and City Administrator Charlene Stevens differ on filling an expected vacancy in the Public Works Department. Christianson told Stevens during last week's Labor Relations Committee meeting that he was not comfortable with her judgment...
June 2, 2013 - 8:17pm
May 6, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Council gives city administrator favorable job performance evaluation
WILLMAR — After one year and eight months on the job, City Administrator Charlene Stevens has received a favorable job performance evaluation from the Willmar City Council. Voting in favor of the evaluation Monday were Steve Ahmann, Jim Dokken, Denis Anderson, Ron Christianson,...
May 6, 2013 - 11:35pm
April 9, 2013
House LGA proposal disappoints Willmar, Minn., officials
WILLMAR — Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens says she is disappointed the Minnesota House wants to cut Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed $80 million increase in state Local Government Aid for 2014. Dayton proposed the increase in a new LGA funding formula that would have boosted...
April 9, 2013 - 11:20pm