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Rick Schirmers sits Thursday in the sun porch of his home in Willmar. Friends recently started a GoFundMe campaign to help Schirmers, 63, stay in his house.
Rick's Place
2 hours 22 min ago
File photo / Tribune 
While the contract hasn't been formally approved yet, Isaac Holland has verbally accepted the position of Willmar City Administrator.
Willmar City Council to vote on city administrator contract tonight
3 hours 9 min ago
Crystal Vossen-Seiffert
Vossen-Seiffert earns CPA
4 hours 20 min ago
Angela Paffrath
Weichert Realtors welcomes Paffrath
4 hours 21 min ago
Jason Dowdey
Dowdey joins Weichert Realtors
4 hours 22 min ago
 Kristal Dahlager
Dahlager named law firm partner
4 hours 23 min ago
 Angie Sutherland
Sutherland named loan support specialist
4 hours 27 min ago
Chrisy Bates
North American welcomes Bates
4 hours 31 min ago
Dawn Stahl
Stahl is new mortgage banker
4 hours 32 min ago
Handmade soaps created by Carma Wood of Willmar are shown for sale Wednesday as part of the Close to Home initiative at Herberger's in Willmar's Kandi Mall. Wood uses as many local products as possible in her Kiyi Kiyi line of bath and beauty products. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)play button
Home-grown products take center stage at Herberger's Close to Home
10 hours 5 min ago
Amanda Freund displays the "Cow Pots" made from manure at her family's Connecticut dairy farm Thursday during an appearance in Willmar. Freund, a speaker at the Women in Agriculture Networking conference, spoke about entrepreneurship and value-added opportunities on the farm. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Women bring new voice to agriculture
10 hours 43 min ago
February 20, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a meeting on Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to increase license fees at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Willmar at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Service Building in Willmar. (Tribune file photo )
Willmar to host DNR license fee meeting Tuesday
February 20, 2017 - 12:11pm
Briana Sanchez/ TribuneSean Christensen, public works director, talks about updates that need to be made to the City Auditorium Friday at the building. Recent work that has already been updated includes new flooring in the basketball gym, new HVAC systems and maintenance in the shooting range downstairs. Updates that still need to be done includes fixing water damage and tuck-pointing the outside of the building.
City Auditorium needs help: Willmar facility's needs being discussed
February 20, 2017 - 8:09am
Railroad bypass to be discussed Tuesday by Willmar City Council
February 20, 2017 - 6:31am
February 18, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

People use different areas of Rice Park in southwest Willmar in this Nov. 3 file photo. A project approved last year was not completed when bids came in over budget. It is hoped the project to build a splash pad and shelter in the park may be rebid this year.
After 30 years parks are in need of an upgrade
February 18, 2017 - 6:49am