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Records published March 27
Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
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
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Shirley A. Leyendecker
Marvin Charles Hiepler
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
April 1, 2013
Willmar, Minn., turbines perform as projected, review shows
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines have performed as projected, according to a performance review. The review looked at energy production figures combined with warranty payments pending and received since the turbines were installed 3½ years ago. During...
April 1, 2013 - 10:53pm
March 11, 2013
Willmar, Minn., water tower maintenance contract approved
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities’ 200,000-gallon water tower at Ridgewater College will receive fresh paint and other work under...
March 11, 2013 - 11:42pm
March 10, 2013
GM: Willmar, Minn., utility upgrades are exactly that
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities, along with other municipals, electric cooperatives and public power districts, are owned by those they...
March 10, 2013 - 11:24pm
Costs on the rise for America’s power grid, but the service is slipping
NEW YORK — America’s power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline. An Associated Press analysis of utility spending and reliability...
March 10, 2013 - 11:19pm
March 5, 2013
Willmar, Minn., City Council member continues opposition to Chamber of Commerce dues
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson restated his opposition to the Rice Memorial Hospital Board and Municipal Utilities...
March 5, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 27, 2013
No decrease in aquifers providing Willmar, Minn., water, official says
WILLMAR — Unlike some parts of Minnesota where municipal underground water supplies are shrinking, Willmar has plentiful underground water, the Municipal Utilities Commission was told Monday. Bart Murphy, director of Willmar Utilities water and district heating department, said...
February 27, 2013 - 10:41pm
December 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., linemen reflect on efforts to restore semblance of normalcy to lives of Long Island residents (photo gallery)
Willmar Municipal Utilities lineman Casey Jenny and crew chief Dick Thynes are glad they worked with more than 7,000 linemen from across the...
December 6, 2012 - 11:10pm
November 27, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission to extend early retirement program
November 27, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities linemen working on Sandy relief to return home
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar Municipal Utilities linemen could be home Friday after working the past week and a half on Superstorm Sandy relief. Casey...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 23, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities continues LED streetlight trial
WILLMAR -- Officials of Willmar Municipal Utilities are continuing to study replacing high-pressure sodium streetlights with costlier but energy-efficient...
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Utility officials tour Montana mine that provides coal for Willmar, Minn., power plant
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar Municipal Utilities officials last week toured the Montana open pit mine that provides coal for the city's power plant. General Manager Wesley Hompe and Power Production Supervisor Jon Folkedahl joined representatives of five other odd-lot coal purchasers from...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 8, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission set to meet Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. The city of Willmar is observing Columbus Day today. The commission will review the August power supply report and...
October 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
Hompe picked as Willmar, Minn., utility GM
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has directed its Labor Committee to negotiate an employment agreement with utility interim...
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission to meet Monday, interview finalists
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the auditorium at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. After the regular meeting, the commission will interview the two finalists for the position of general manager at 1...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Candidate field for Willmar, Minn., utility GM job is now down to 2
WILLMAR -- One of three finalists for the position of general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has withdrawn his name from consideration. Edward...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am