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December 12, 2017
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Decision needed soon on Eagle Lake sewer
December 12, 2017 - 8:12am
December 11, 2017
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A water leak at the Willmar City Offices in October damaged carpet, ceiling tiles, insulation and walls. Repairs to fix the damage were approved at the Dec. 4 meeting of the City Council. Cornerstone Construction Services was the low bidder and has already begun work.
Council OKs repairs to Willmar City Offices after October water damage
December 11, 2017 - 1:22pm
December 7, 2017
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Willmar city planner and airport manager Megan DeSchepper walks back to her seat Monday at the Willmar City Council meeting after she was recognized for her years of service. Her last day with the city is Friday.
City must decide future of Willmar Airport management
December 7, 2017 - 4:24am
December 6, 2017
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The Willmar City Council approved raising 2018 water rates charged by Willmar Municipal Utilities. No change  in electric rates is planned, but a new franchise fee will be charged.
Willmar council OKs increase in water rates
December 6, 2017 - 6:32am
December 5, 2017
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Willmar citizen John Burns speaks to the Willmar City Council Monday regarding the apparent social media activity of Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Burns says the current racism he sees in the community is an “old story” that happened to his family years ago as Irish Catholic immigrants.play button
Video of the Public Forum portion of Willmar City Council's Dec. 4, 2017, meeting
December 5, 2017 - 2:22pm
December 4, 2017
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Willmar Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday.
Public speaks about Willmar City Councilor Christianson's social media activity
December 4, 2017 - 11:36pm
Shelby Lindrud / TribunePreservation Alliance of Minnesota has taken over the Historic 313 project, deciding to remove the Willmar Food Hub and concentrat on the Foxhole Brewhouse and new resturants. Willmar Downtown Development continues to plan for the Hub, including looking for a new site.
Transformation of Historic 313 continues
December 4, 2017 - 6:45am
December 1, 2017
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Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson participates in a regular meeting at the Municipal Utilities building auditorium. Concerns have been raised about his supposed Facebook account's likes and comments.
Concerns raised over Ron Christianson’s Facebook account activity; Professor: Elected officials are rightly held to a higher standard
December 1, 2017 - 6:21pm
November 29, 2017
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Willmar City Administrator Ike Holland, shown in a file photo, says he is pleased with his progress and the city's during his first six months on the job. The Willmar City Council earlier this month reviewed his performance and scored Holland high in community relations, leadership and supervision, while saying he has shown high levels of honesty and integrity.
Willmar city administrator pleased with tenure so far
November 29, 2017 - 5:31am
November 20, 2017
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
November 20, 2017 - 10:20pm
November 18, 2017
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File photo of Rice Memorial Hospital shot Nov.  8, 2017.
Willmar council could decide Monday on Rice Hospital lease
November 18, 2017 - 7:03am
November 15, 2017
Health premiums dominate discussion: Willmar council's special session on Rice lease mostly taken up by employee insurance concerns
November 15, 2017 - 10:47pm
November 14, 2017
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Willmar to apply for Small Cities grant
November 14, 2017 - 6:47am
November 7, 2017
Recall process stays the same after Willmar council refuses charter amendments
November 7, 2017 - 10:47pm
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The Willmar City Council approved a tax increment financing district on both sides of First Street South between Minnesota and Monongalia avenues. A developer has plans for the west side, shown here.
First Street TIF district approved by Willmar City Council
November 7, 2017 - 10:42pm