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Willmar City Council
August 30, 2016
Stop signs: Why they're placed where they are
WILLMAR—The city of Willmar has 130 miles of streets crisscrossing its neighborhoods. While many of the intersections have some sort of...
August 30, 2016 - 7:13am
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
August 18, 2016
Halliday wrapping up as Willmar city clerk
WILLMAR—As Kevin Halliday, Willmar city clerk/treasurer handed out ice cream to the election judges at several of Willmar's precincts during...
August 18, 2016 - 11:30pm
August 16, 2016
Willmar council hears report on city flooding
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council commended city staff, residents, business owners and organizations including the American Red Cross...
August 16, 2016 - 7:13am
August 4, 2016
City of Willmar, curling club consider partnership for new curling facility
WILLMAR—The Midwest Curling Association is hoping to bring the city of Willmar onto its team as the association tries to build a dedicated...
August 4, 2016 - 11:35pm
August 3, 2016
Willmar City Council rejects new stormwater compliance position
WILLMAR—Only two Willmar City Council members, Andrew Plowman and Shawn Mueske, voted this week to establish a new stormwater compliance...
August 3, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 29, 2016
Sales tax and wye highlights of city council agenda
WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council will consider Monday night whether to pass a resolution that would establish a local option sales tax ballot question for the Nov. 8 general election. The resolution will also lay out which projects will benefit from the sales tax, how long the...
July 29, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 24, 2016
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
WILLMAR—Despite apparent rumors to the contrary, Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson said this week, the Willmar railroad...
July 24, 2016 - 10:26pm
July 22, 2016
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
WILLMAR—Confusion among Willmar City Council members about how to deal with the lack of a committee recommendation ultimately prevented...
July 22, 2016 - 11:26pm
July 20, 2016
Willmar sales tax resolution amended, but not yet approved
WILLMAR—Time is running out for the Willmar City Council to pass a resolution setting the ballot question for a local option sales tax....
July 20, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 16, 2016
Kruse's review to be public Monday before regular Willmar City Council meeting
WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council will conduct the six-month review of City Administrator Larry Kruse's job performance starting at 6 p.m. Monday, before the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Employee reviews are allowed to be closed to the public under the state's Open Meeting...
July 16, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Letter: Is this an election or a pep fest?
In his letter to the editor published in the July 9 in the West Central Tribune, Mike Peterson, referring to the current election campaign of Steve Peppin, stated, "Wake up, people, this isn't a high school popularity contest." However, after viewing the social media webpages of...
July 15, 2016 - 2:31am
July 8, 2016
Willmar seeks to opt out of temporary dwelling law
WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council will pursue opting out of the temporary family health care dwelling law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in May. The law allows local governments to issue permits that allow certain types of temporary dwellings to be...
July 8, 2016 - 12:10am
July 7, 2016
Willmar Industrial Park lots now certified shovel-ready
WILLMAR—Developers looking for potential sites to develop their business can now be sure the Willmar Industrial Park has lots ready to...
July 7, 2016 - 12:15am
July 5, 2016
New city of Willmar position would focus on permits, stormwater compliance
WILLMAR—When the Willmar City Council decided to abolish the city's assessing department in favor of a merged department with Kandiyohi County, the city wanted to make sure it also took care of its employees in that department. While all three were offered jobs with the county,...
July 5, 2016 - 12:15am