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Records published March 29
NLS approves funding for track and field projects
Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
August 31, 2016
Paving to begin Thursday on Minnesota Avenue in Willmar
WILLMAR—The city of Willmar will begin a bituminous overlay paving project on Minnesota Avenue Southwest from 18th Street to First Street...
August 31, 2016 - 2:29pm
June 23, 2016
Spicer voters to decide on sales tax
SPICER — Spicer residents will vote this fall on whether a local option sales tax will be implemented in their town. On a 4-1 vote Tuesday,...
June 23, 2016 - 12:00am
May 17, 2016
Willmar City Council approves street project assessments
WILLMAR — The assessment roll for this year’s street improvements was approved Monday by the Willmar City Council, along with awarding of contracts for the projects. The estimated cost for the four projects is $2,622,493, with $882,993 coming from property assessments. “Unfortunately,...
May 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
January 25, 2016
Grove City prepares for $12.8M infrastructure project
GROVE CITY — Built about 60 years ago, Grove City’s sanitary sewer treatment system is cracked, leaky and exhibiting structural failure....
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
December 18, 2015
Willmar proposes $2.76M in 2016 street improvements
WILLMAR — A rebuilt street in front of the downtown Willmar Fire Station, and a smoother surface and added bike lanes on one mile of Lakeland Drive, are among projects in the city’s proposed 2016 improvement report. The report estimates the cost of three reconstruction projects,...
December 18, 2015 - 12:10am
July 30, 2015
Million dollar day
Kaiya, 5, and Riley McAllister, 5 months, and mom Stacey Waataja take advantage of a 75-degree, blue-sky Thursday morning to go to Ramblewood...
July 30, 2015 - 1:09pm
April 27, 2015
Mayors want more money for streets
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke said Monday as mayors from across the state gathered to ask state lawmakers to up state aid for street repairs. Small cities such as...
April 27, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 20, 2015
Hearings on Willmar street assessments expected May 18
WILLMAR — The city will soon notify property owners of what they are proposed to be assessed for three street improvement projects slated this year. The Willmar City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee voted last week to declare costs to be assessed and ordered preparation...
April 20, 2015 - 12:56am
December 12, 2014
Willmar public works director proposes $3 million in street projects for 2015
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Works Director and City Engineer Sean Christensen is proposing five street reconstruction projects, five street overlay...
December 12, 2014 - 11:08pm
July 21, 2014
Willmar City Council won’t limit debate on use of street foam
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council members decided they won’t limit consideration or debate on the possible use of foam to enhance city street construction. The council defeated a motion Monday night that asked the council to support the city engineer’s recommendation to not...
July 21, 2014 - 11:34pm
July 20, 2014
Committee discusses council support for street rating program
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Audrey Nelsen asked the council’s Public Works/Safety Committee last week whether the council supports a program that the engineering department developed to rate the condition and maintenance needs of city streets. Nelsen asked whether or...
July 20, 2014 - 11:11pm
Committee members differ on use of foam in street work
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee differed last week on the benefit of using geo-form in street construction. Committee Chair Ron Christianson said the city needs to look at making roads last longer. For the past couple of years, Christianson...
July 20, 2014 - 11:09pm
June 22, 2014
Willmar drops all street overlay work this year after some residents object
WILLMAR — A city official says comments made during the City Council’s two-hour street improvement assessment hearing may have left the mistaken...
June 22, 2014 - 11:12pm
Legal limitations figure into Willmar decision to drop all street overlays this year
WILLMAR — Legal limitations figured into the Willmar City Council’s decision this week to eliminate overlay work on five city streets. During an improvement hearing two months ago, the council ordered plans and specifications and requested construction bids for the five overlays. The...
June 22, 2014 - 11:11pm
May 19, 2014
Council sets hearing for street work
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to declare costs to be assessed, ordered preparation of the assessment rolls and set June 16 as the date to hold assessment hearings on this year’s three proposed street improvement projects. The council’s Public Works/Safety...
May 19, 2014 - 11:14pm