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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
August 24, 2016
Willmar committee hears proposal to convert waste to energy
WILLMAR—Waste not, want not is the way the saying goes, and if Energy & Organic Systems LLC is able to get its project off the ground,...
August 24, 2016 - 7:21pm
January 25, 2016
Grove City prepares for $12.8M infrastructure project
GROVE CITY — Built about 60 years ago, Grove City’s sanitary sewer treatment system is cracked, leaky and exhibiting structural failure....
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
August 19, 2014
State considers BNSF wastewater discharge permit
WILLMAR –– The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking public comments on the agency’s proposal to reissue a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit to BNSF Railway’s railroad yard stormwater and wastewater ponds in Willmar. The BNSF Railway yard is located...
August 19, 2014 - 11:03pm
June 17, 2014
Pilot project under way at landfill to test new leachate treatment
NEW LONDON — Every day thousands of gallons of putrid water laced with bacteria and nasty chemicals seep through heaps of garbage at the Kandiyohi...
June 17, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 30, 2014
Upgrading infrastructure: USDA providing $2.9M funding package for Maynard
MAYNARD — The city of Maynard is moving forward with plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment infrastructure and put its worries of backups and flooding behind it, thanks to $2.9 million in funding being provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. Maynard...
April 30, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 17, 2014
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant’s new owners will pay penalty for previous wastewater violation
ST. PAUL — The new owner of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake will be responsible for paying a $10,000 civil penalty resulting from a previous wastewater violation, according to information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In October 2012, Renville County officials...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
August 10, 2013
Flushable products causing clogs in sewer lines
WILLMAR -- Certain consumer products such as disinfecting wipes are touted as disposable and even flushable. But those and similar products...
August 10, 2013 - 1:07am
May 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn., panel nearing end of discussion about best method to increase sewer rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Finance Committee could be nearing the end of its discussion on proposing higher sewer rates to pay debt service, operation and maintenance of the $83 million wastewater treatment facility. The committee asked finance consultant Springsted Inc....
May 20, 2013 - 4:42am
April 25, 2013
Finance Committee continues wastewater rate increase discussion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s Finance Committee is continuing the discussion begun late last year on a proposed five-year schedule of wastewater rate increases. The increases are being recommended by financial adviser Springsted Inc. of St. Paul. The city engaged...
April 25, 2013 - 11:46pm
February 1, 2013
City considers wastewater rate hikes
By David Little email@example.com WILLMAR — City residents, commercial and retail businesses, and industry will pay more for wastewater treatment...
February 1, 2013 - 10:59pm
October 16, 2010
New facility has benefits for community
The facility has new and redundant systems to meet new water quality effluent limits for removal of phosphorus and ammonia. Higher quality effluent is released into Hawk Creek within the Minnesota River Basin.
October 16, 2010 - 10:07am
A breath of fresh air
Folks who said they almost gagged from the odor of Willmar's old wastewater treatment plant can breathe easier now that the old plant is shut...
October 16, 2010 - 10:05am
October 7, 2010
Loan change OK'd to decommission wastewater facilities
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved a change order in the loan agreement with the Public Facilities Authority for decommissioning old wastewater facilities. The change order will separate the decommissioning work into two phases: decommissioning the old wastewater treatment...
October 7, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Editorial: New city wastewater treatment plant is good one
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Officials tour city's new treatment plant; public gets a look Oct. 22
Willmar residents will have a chance to see their new $86.2 million wastewater treatment facility in operation during an open house next month.The...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am