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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 6, 2015
Forum focuses on candidates for vacant Willmar City Council seat
WILLMAR –– Given the recent conflicts on the Willmar City Council, it wasn’t surprising that the two candidates vying for a vacant seat...
October 6, 2015 - 11:48pm
Willmar Ward 4 candidates to speak tonight
WILLMAR — Two candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Willmar City Council will discuss issues during a forum tonight. Hosted by the Willmar League of Women Voters, the forum will feature Shawn Mueske and Tom Butterfield who have filed to run in a special election next month...
October 6, 2015 - 12:00am
September 10, 2015
Oakes withdraws candidacy from Willmar's Ward 4 special election
WILLMAR -- Charles Oakes today withdrew his candidacy in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election slated for Nov. 10. Oakes...
September 10, 2015 - 10:33am
September 8, 2015
Three to run in Ward 4 special election
WILLMAR — Three candidates will be running in the Willmar City Council Ward 4 special election Nov. 10. They are Tom Butterfield, 1508 Sixth St. S.W.; Shawn Mueske, 2026 Fifth St. S.W.; and Charles N. Oakes, 1022 Third St. S.W. The two-week period for candidates to file affidavits...
September 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
Filing period ends today for Willmar Ward 4 special election
WILLMAR — The two-week filing period ends at 5 p.m. today for the Nov. 10 special election to fill the Ward 4 vacancy on the Willmar City Council. Filing for office is the process by which a candidate’s name is placed on the ballot. The filing fee is $5. Persons interested in...
September 8, 2015 - 12:07am
August 28, 2015
Three candidates file Friday for Ward 4 special election
Three candidates filed Friday afternoon to run in the Ward 4 special election for the Willmar City Council. Filing at the Willmar City Office were: * Tom Butterfield residing at 1508 6th Street Southwest. * Shawn Mueske residing at 2026 5th Street Southwest. * Charles...
August 28, 2015 - 2:59pm
August 25, 2015
Filing begins today for Ward 4 special election
WILLMAR — The two-week filing period begins today for the Nov. 10 special election to fill the Ward 4 vacancy on the Willmar City Council. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 8. The special election will be held in all three Ward 4 precincts to fill the vacancy created by the...
August 25, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Willmar City Council sets Ward 4 election filing dates
WILLMAR — Interim City Administrator Kevin Halliday announced Wednesday that the filing dates for the special election to fill the Ward 4 Willmar City Council vacancy are Aug. 25 through Sept. 8. On July 22, Ward 4 council member Jim Dokken resigned from the City Council. With...
August 19, 2015 - 8:47pm
August 15, 2015
Letter: Use special election for Ward 4 opening
I encourage all of our Willmar City Council members to support holding a special election to fill the vacant seat on the City Council from Ward 4. I would suggest that unless and until those on the City Council favoring an appointment can make a showing to the people of Willmar...
August 15, 2015 - 5:00am
August 14, 2015
Most at informational meeting favor special election in Willmar's Ward 4
WILLMAR -- Hold a special election rather than make an appointment. That’s the message most of the 41 citizens from all four wards gave to Mayor Marv Calvin and Ward 4 council member Audrey Nelsen during a listening session Thursday night at the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA in...
August 14, 2015 - 9:06am
August 8, 2015
Editorial: Willmar's Ward 4 deserves a special election
The Willmar City Council delayed a decision Monday on how to fill the Ward 4 seat left open by the July 23 resignation of Jim Dokken. The City Council plans to reconsider at their Aug. 17 meeting whether to hold a special election or appoint an eligible individual to fill Dokken’s...
August 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
October 27, 2014
Editorial: Nelsen deserves re-election in Willmar Ward 4
In Willmar’s Ward 4, Councilwoman Audrey Nelsen is running unopposed and should be re-elected. Nelsen was elected in February 2013 to fulfill the unexpired term of Doug Reese, who was elected to the Kandiyohi County Board in November 2012. Nelsen, 63, has performed well during...
October 27, 2014 - 6:00am
February 8, 2013
Editorial: Nelsen is the best choice for Ward 4
Willmar’s Ward 4 goes to the polls Tuesday to select a new council member to fulfill the two-year unexpired term of Doug Reese on the City Council. The voters here have two positive choices — Jay Lawton and Audrey Nelsen — to add a new perspective and leadership to the council....
February 8, 2013 - 6:49am
February 7, 2013
Lawton says he would bring volunteer experience to Willmar, Minn., Council in Ward 4
WILLMAR — Jay Lawton says his interest in serving on the Willmar City Council from Ward 4 is an outgrowth of his volunteer service with various boards, committees and activities. “I have a desire to serve the community and I’m comfortable doing that on a volunteer board or in...
February 7, 2013 - 11:08pm
February 6, 2013
Letter: Cast a vote for Nelsen
I am so pleased that Audrey Nelsen is running for the Willmar City Council seat in Ward 4. I have known Audrey for over 30 years, and have had the opportunity to observe her hard work and dedication to whatever project she takes on. She is always well prepared and willing to listen...
February 6, 2013 - 6:45am