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National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment

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July 28, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2016
The present Municipal Power Plant was built in 1923, with the most recent addition in 1968. At minimum, it is staffed 24/7 by two workers: a system operator and a boiler operator. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar Municipal Utilities celebrates a milestone anniversary
May 10, 2016 - 12:32am
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
April 11, 2016
Spicer Mayor Denny Baker points to a segment of Lake Avenue that will be under construction this summer, which means the town’s Fourth of July parade and street dance will have to move this year. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Summer street work will relocate Spicer’s July 4 holiday activities
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
January 19, 2016
Tim Hunstad
Tim Hunstad, finance director at Willmar Municipal Utilities, dies at work
January 19, 2016 - 4:10pm
December 21, 2015
Willmar Utilities hopes eastside water line is repaired by early afternoon
December 21, 2015 - 10:18am
October 3, 2015
Heartland accepting applications for heating assistance
October 3, 2015 - 12:16am
September 14, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs transfer payment of over $2M to city
September 14, 2015 - 8:16pm
September 4, 2015
Brent Christensen of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance talks Thursday about broadband while U.S. Sen. Al Franken, center, and Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development listen. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Broadband ‘as important as textbooks’ to education
September 4, 2015 - 12:36am
June 29, 2015

Rand Middleton/Tribune

Paul Lundgren, from left, lead meter reader; Nancy Lohn, billing coordinator; Stacy Stien, supervisor of customer service and metering; and Gary Faber, meter foreman, with pallets of smart meters at the Municipal Utilities Service Center. About 1,200 of the residential meters already are installed.
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Willmar Utilities begins installing smart meters
June 29, 2015 - 12:00am
May 31, 2015
Xcel Energy to check lines via helicopter inspection
May 31, 2015 - 11:51pm
May 13, 2015
Utilities restores power in northwest Willmar
May 13, 2015 - 3:45pm
TRIBUNE / Carolyn Lange 
Nora and Dale Haglund, of Brooten, have a pending purchase agreement to sell 13 acres of farmland for development of a solar farm that’s part of a 100-megawatt project spread out over 16 counties. The Haglunds hope the project moves forward, and Dale Haglund says the Brooten City Council is in favor of it as well.
Solar energy: A new farm crop from proposed Aurora project
February 13, 2015 - 11:59pm
December 16, 2014
Willmar Utilities moves forward with substation plan
December 16, 2014 - 10:43pm
December 5, 2014
Willmar Municipal Utilities workers spool out underground primary electrical cable at Trott Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest Friday that will eventually tie into the Utilities plant three blocks north. The new lines will replace wires that were disconnected during the installation of the right turn lane at Litchfield Avenue and Seventh Street. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Reel work
December 5, 2014 - 10:38pm
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