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Grove City man charged with sexual assault of girl
Charges: Minnesota vehicle thief posts bond, then steals another to escape from ND city
New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Twins' Santana shuts out Orioles
NFL players union advises Vikings' draft picks not to sign contracts
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Alpha G. Finden
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
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