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Willmar Public Library Children's Matinee
Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
March 2, 2016
Reaching community goals ‘brick by brick’
WILLMAR — It was an evening of celebration and conversation for the attendees of the Vision 2040 event Monday night. “Tonight is the night...
March 2, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 29, 2016
Editorial: Vision 2040 meeting set to discuss our future
The many volunteers of Vision 2040 are helping Willmar and Kandiyohi County envision what our collective communities should look like and set...
February 29, 2016 - 7:20am
September 4, 2015
Editorial: Willmar, Minn., Council should fund Vision 2040 request
Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin introduced his proposed 2016 budget Monday night, which totaled $34.74 million to a joint meeting of the Finance Committee and the full City Council. Calvin said his budget focused on four primary area: pavement management, parks, facilities management and...
September 4, 2015 - 12:01am
January 26, 2015
Willmar residents learn to listen to better communicate with other cultures
WILLMAR — Listening may be the most important skill in having a conversation with a person of another culture, according to retired pastor...
January 26, 2015 - 6:17am
March 8, 2014
Tribune Editorial: Success of Vision 2040 will depend upon entire community
Citizens of Willmar and Kandiyohi County have a vital role in building the collective future of our communities. The key to success is leader and citizen participation in the Vision 2040 project. The new generation of citizens and employees often look to the community and the quality-of-life...
March 8, 2014 - 7:00am
March 6, 2014
Vision 2040 Steering Committee begins work on goals that could define Willmar for years to come
Years ago, workers first looked for a job and then lived where the job was located. Today’s younger workers first find the community where...
March 6, 2014 - 11:31pm
November 20, 2013
Vision 2040 provides a roadmap to future, but new leaders needed to make it happen
WILLMAR — If a community-driven plan that’s designed to carry the Willmar lakes area into the year 2040 is going to work, key leaders need...
November 20, 2013 - 11:25pm
Editorial: Let’s work together to help build our future
The Willmar Lakes Area today will get a good analysis of its strengths and challenges and what its collective future might be when the Vision 2040 summary report is released. Two public meetings will be held today to hear presentations from the consultant describing a critical look...
November 20, 2013 - 9:08am
November 18, 2013
Report on Vision 2040 study revealed to community this week
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County residents will get a glimpse Wednesday of what the community could look like in the future when the Vision 2040 study is presented during two different public events. A consultant spent this past summer analyzing data, conducting surveys and meeting with...
November 18, 2013 - 11:24pm
Vision 2040 study presented Wednesday in Willmar, Minn. RSVP to attend
WILLMAR – Kandiyohi County residents will get a glimpse into the future of what their community could look like during two separates presentations Wednesday of the Vision 2040 study. A consultant spent this past summer analyzing data, conducting surveys and meeting with community...
November 18, 2013 - 2:16pm
July 24, 2013
Vision 2040 meeting in New London, Minn., focuses on well-being, economic vibrancy
NEW LONDON – The task of increasing the “well-being” of the Willmar area was voted the top issue to discuss during a Vision 2040 session...
July 24, 2013 - 11:17pm
Editorial: Speak up to help ID our Vision 2040 goals
The Willmar Lakes area community will have an opportunity through Thursday to contribute ideas and thoughts toward developing priorities within the Vision 2040 program. The effort of the Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 program is to collectively identify, plan and implement what...
July 24, 2013 - 10:00am
July 20, 2013
Vision 2040 sets forums to envision the future
WILLMAR - The Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 steering committee invites community members to participate in four public forums next week designed to let residents envision what they would like to see in their community 27 years from now. The public forums slated Tuesday through...
July 20, 2013 - 12:01am
July 6, 2013
Vision 2040 effort using chalkboards to gather public comments
WILLMAR -- The Vision 2040 committee developing a future "roadmap'' for the greater Willmar lakes area wants residents to write on three traveling...
July 6, 2013 - 5:22am
May 30, 2013
Editorial: Vision 2040 is a good step for all in Willmar and Kandiyohi County
Forward-thinking stakeholder leaders have stepped forward to facilitate and fund the Vision 2040 community visioning effort for the greater of...
May 30, 2013 - 9:00am