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April 1, 2013
Willmar, Minn., turbines perform as projected, review shows
April 1, 2013 - 10:53pm
March 11, 2013
The Willmar Municipal Utilities’ 200,000-gallon water tower at Ridgewater College will receive fresh paint and other work under a renovation and maintenance contract approved Monday by the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Willmar, Minn., water tower maintenance contract approved
March 11, 2013 - 11:42pm
March 10, 2013
In this undated photo, workers with Willmar Municipal Utilities replace a utility pole on Kandiyohi County Road 41, also known as Radio Station Road. The old pole was damaged by woodpeckers. A recent Associated Press analysis has found that utility customers across the U.S. are getting diminishing returns on their investment. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
GM: Willmar, Minn., utility upgrades are exactly that
March 10, 2013 - 11:24pm
Costs on the rise for America’s power grid, but the service is slipping
March 10, 2013 - 11:19pm
March 5, 2013
Willmar Councilman Ron Christianson has restated his opposition to the Rice Memorial Hospital Board and Municipal Utilities Commission paying dues as members of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Willmar, Minn., City Council member continues opposition to Chamber of Commerce dues
March 5, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 27, 2013
No decrease in aquifers providing Willmar, Minn., water, official says
February 27, 2013 - 10:41pm
December 6, 2012
Setting a new power pole during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort Nov. 4-14 on Long Island are Casey Jenny, right, a Willmar Utilities lineman, and another lineman from Minnesota. They were among 23 linemen from Minnesota utilities who volunteered to assist the Long Island Power Authority in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Willmar Utilities crew chief Dick Thynes was also part of that group.  Submitted photo
Willmar, Minn., linemen reflect on efforts to restore semblance of normalcy to lives of Long Island residents (photo gallery)
December 6, 2012 - 11:10pm
November 14, 2012
A lineman works in howling winds Nov. 7 while attempting to restore power to New York City's surrounding area. Two linemen from Willmar have been working on Long Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. AP Photo/Mel Evans
Willmar, Minn., Utilities linemen working on Sandy relief to return home
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 23, 2012
Casey Jenny, an employee with Willmar Municipal Utilities, installs an LED street lamp June 23 in a neighborhood in southeast Willmar. Officials will continue to test the three Phillips-brand LED units the utility placed at three residential locations in the city. Tribune photo
Willmar, Minn., Utilities continues LED streetlight trial
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Utility officials tour Montana mine that provides coal for Willmar, Minn., power plant
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 8, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission set to meet Tuesday
October 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
The Willmar Municpial Utilities Commission directed its Labor Committee to negotiate an employment agreement with Wesley Hompe. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Hompe picked as Willmar, Minn., utility GM
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission to meet Monday, interview finalists
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Candidate field for Willmar, Minn., utility GM job is now down to 2
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Municipal Utilities general manager search is narrowed to top eight applicants
July 17, 2012 - 12:00am