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Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
Keep wireless in mix to serve rural areas
Donald Trump Jr. wants to get rid of his Secret Service detail. Former agents say that's a bad idea.
Willmar Community Assembly begins
Looming Maria poses extremely dangerous threat to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Local Roundup: Cardinals tennis team rolls by Marshall in straight sets
Schultz Column: Prep football by the numbers
Yankees closer comes in to shut down Twins in tight game
Wild captain Mikko Koivu re-ups with Wild for two years
Twins' Max Kepler after sitting again: 'I'm not scared to face lefties'
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What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
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Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
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WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
August 31, 2017
Performance tests at Willmar Power Plant tonight
At this time the Willmar Power Plant is conducting a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency mandated performance test of our #4 Boiler. The test consists of three separated one-hour runs all at full output. Full output requires that excess steam from the boiler...
August 31, 2017 - 8:45pm
April 19, 2017
Minnesota wind power expands
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who like neat hair may not like it, but the state blessed with strong winds is saving money by using it to create...
April 19, 2017 - 5:52pm
April 7, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Who says lawmakers can't agree?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators actually can work together. Sure, the media mostly covers things when Democrats and Republicans disagree....
April 7, 2017 - 3:05pm
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
February 2, 2017
MN Republican legislators take aim at reshaping state's Public Utilities Commission
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Republicans are taking early aim this legislative session at a little-discussed state commission that has a big say...
February 2, 2017 - 1:23pm
September 7, 2016
Disaster aid coming to Chippewa, Yellow Medicine counties and Upper Sioux
ST. PAUL—Disaster aid will be on its way to Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties and the Upper Sioux Community, Gov. Mark Dayton announced...
September 7, 2016 - 7:55pm
July 28, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
WILLMAR—Like a squirrel and its winter stores, Willmar Municipal Utilities is starting to build a stockpile of coal, so it is ready when the winter winds blow. However, transportation lags are causing some concerns.
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities celebrates a milestone anniversary
WILLMAR — It was 1891 when the first utility works and commission were established in Willmar. Approved March 7, 1891, in a landslide vote...
May 10, 2016 - 12:32am
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
SHAKOPEE — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has begun construction on a new 46-megawatt distributed generation power facility near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The natural gas-fueled facility will add electric generation capacity to the 12 communities and utilities, including...
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
April 11, 2016
Summer street work will relocate Spicer’s July 4 holiday activities
SPICER — A major street and utility project in downtown Spicer this summer will affect the town’s popular July Fourth activities, including...
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
January 19, 2016
Tim Hunstad, finance director at Willmar Municipal Utilities, dies at work
WILLMAR — Tim Hunstad, finance director for Willmar Municipal Utilities, died Friday while at work. Hunstad worked for the Willmar Municipal...
January 19, 2016 - 4:10pm
December 21, 2015
Willmar Utilities hopes eastside water line is repaired by early afternoon
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities officials hope a water line break this morning under Litchfield Avenue Southeast just east of Lakeland Drive will be repaired by early afternoon. Water service to several customers within three blocks including Burger King and Subway was disrupted...
December 21, 2015 - 10:18am
October 3, 2015
Heartland accepting applications for heating assistance
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action Agency Inc. is now accepting applications for its Energy Assistance Program. The federally funded program provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain electric and heat services during the winter heating months. Assistance...
October 3, 2015 - 12:16am
September 14, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs transfer payment of over $2M to city
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar will receive an intergovernmental transfer payment of $2,136,842 from the city-owned Willmar Municipal Utilities in 2015, the Municipal Utilities Commission decided Monday. Most municipal utilities such as Willmar have some sort of agreement with their...
September 14, 2015 - 8:16pm