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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 16, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Mayor appoints nine to study downtown garbage problem
WILLMAR - As promised, Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish has appointed a task force to study and offer recommendations for improved garbage and trash storage and collection in the downtown area. The council two weeks ago directed Yanish to appoint the task force after hearing complaints...
July 16, 2013 - 11:12pm
May 10, 2013
Preliminary report on Willmar organizational study released
WILLMAR — A preliminary report on the City of Willmar Organization Review was released Friday. The city hired the consultant firm Brimeyer...
May 10, 2013 - 6:59pm
February 26, 2013
Committee: Willmar, Minn., City Council should accept $5K donation for study
WILLMAR — The Finance Committee is recommending the Willmar City Council accept a citizens’ group’s donation of $5,000 toward the $25,000 estimated cost of an organization study of city government. The donation offer from Moving Willmar Forward was first made to the council’s...
February 26, 2013 - 11:24pm
December 13, 2012
Push for action on proposed study of Willmar, Minn., city government
WILLMAR — The Labor Relations Committee will recommend the City Council move forward with requesting proposals from firms to perform an organizational assessment of city government. The committee approved the recommendation Wednesday evening after City Administrator Charlene Stevens...
December 13, 2012 - 11:26pm
May 18, 2012
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., to review Springsted study
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to review the first phase of Springsted's county redesign study. The study includes the auditor/treasurer, assessor and recorder's departments. The meeting will be in the...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 16, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Study says patient satisfaction may be deadly
February 16, 2012 - 8:41am
July 30, 2011
Council committee to hear about need for parking study
WILLMAR -- Some people may believe the current mix of on-street parking, municipal parking lots and small private parking lots is adequate to meet the needs of Willmar's downtown businesses and customers right now. But the hypothetical question could be: What would people like downtown...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Willmar School Board discusses regional cooperation possibilities
WILLMAR -- Area school districts might be able to improve efficiency and even increase opportunities for their students in the future, but there's a possibility that emotional ties to local districts could get in the way of it. The Willmar School Board discussed an ongoing study...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Project finds corn cobs are a viable fuel opportunity for city MUC
WILLMAR -- A pilot project testing the feasibility of burning corn cobs with coal found that cobs are a viable, renewable fuel opportunity for Willmar Municipal Utilities, according to a recently completed study. Corn cobs were burned with coal at Willmar's power plant in 2009 without...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Researchers want to see how N.D. prairie region affects bee health
A University of Minnesota-backed research team has embarked on a three-year, $500,000 study to determine how the changing landscape in North Dakota's prairie pothole region affects the health of bees and their ability to pollinate crops nationwide. It's a pressing issue, and not...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 14, 2009
Integrated study of Minn. River being launched
ST. PAUL -- There has been no shortage of desire when it comes to cleaning up the Minnesota River, but there has also been plenty of disagreement over how best to do it. Now, there is the promise of seeing all the needed technical data collected and modeled in a way to make possible...
November 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
For Willmar, the city's big rail days may still be waiting down the line
WILLMAR -- Willmar's glory days as a railroad hub may still be ahead. America is on the verge of investing in its rail passenger and freight systems on a level akin to the development of the interstate highway system in the 1950s, Dave Christianson, project manager with the Minnesota...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Consultant to give report on accident-prone intersection
WILLMAR -- A consultant for the Minnesota Department of Transportation will present a list of recommendations for improving the safety of a hazardous intersection in Willmar. The consultant firm of CH2M Hill will offer its recommendations for improving the intersection of North Business...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Big Stone II power plant partners study independent report
WILLMAR -- Electric utilities proposing the Big Stone II power plant are just starting to analyze an independent report that says the utilities have underestimated construction costs and overestimated the costs of energy alternatives. The report to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
County to bill city of Willmar up front for drainage-related study
WILLMAR -- On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners agreed to charge the city of Willmar $40,000 in up-front fees for a drainage-related study. A "redetermination of benefits" study for county ditches 10 and 46 is required as part of a new outlet agreement...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am