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Willmar City Council

September 11, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The rubber blocks that absorb bullets fired in the indoor gun range at the Willmar City Auditorium are showing considerable wear and tear. They are now filled with lead and no longer able to do their job. The city has closed the range until it is deemed safe.
Safety concerns close Willmar auditorium gun range
September 11, 2017 - 6:33am
September 8, 2017
Tribune file photo 

The Willmar City Council is considering completion of a master plan for the Civic Center. One of the possible improvements discussed has been a dedicated curling facility.
Willmar Civic Center master plan back on the table
September 8, 2017 - 7:01am
Curt Hogg / Tribune file photo

The Willmar WarHawks host the Alexandria Blizzard at the Willmar Civic Center in this January file photo. A new sound system approved by the Willmar City Council should help fans of the junior hockey team follow the action, and the team has agreed to front the $45,000 cost of the system while the city decides from where to reallocate funds.
Willmar Civic Center to get an audio upgrade
September 8, 2017 - 6:32am
September 5, 2017
Rice to pay city's legal fees for lawyer
September 5, 2017 - 10:35pm
August 30, 2017
Highway 23 Coalition 

A brochure shows the two gaps that remain in the four-lane on state Highway 23 between Willmar and Interstate 94. The city of Willmar has joined the Highway 23 Coalition that is seeking state money to complete the four-lane. The coalition is comprised of cities, counties and businesses along the state Highway 23 corridor.
Willmar joins Highway 23 Coalition seeking funds to close four-lane gaps
August 30, 2017 - 6:19am
August 25, 2017
Audits reveal a financially stable Willmar
August 25, 2017 - 7:59am
August 23, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
City of Willmar to bring in own lawyer for hospital negotiations
August 23, 2017 - 7:28am
August 21, 2017
Tribune file photo

For several weeks this summer, Willmar drivers have dealt with several street improvement projects. Now those street construction projects are starting to wrap up. The intersections at Litchfield Avenue and First Street, shown in the background here, and at Willmar Avenue and First Street are now open. Work on Lakeland Drive is nearing completion.
Willmar street projects start to wrap up
August 21, 2017 - 10:12pm
August 13, 2017
File Photo / TribuneThe Willmar City Council has begun reviewing the work session meeting structure. The question to be answered is whether to return to the committee meetings or stay with the work sessions.
Work session versus committee meetings in Willmar City Council
August 13, 2017 - 10:13pm
August 12, 2017
File Photo / Tribune
The Willmar City Council discussed joining the Highway 23 Coalition, which is trying to push state and federal lawmakers to fund transportation project to make Highway 23 from Willmar to St. Cloud completely four-lane.
Willmar considers joining the Highway 23 Coalition
August 12, 2017 - 7:45am
August 9, 2017
Tribune file photo 

The Willmar City Council has amended its policy that allows businesses to reduce the purchase price of land in the Industrial Park by bringing in new jobs and increasing the property's tax value. The write-down in the amended policy taking effect Jan. 1 will be capped at 75 percent of the purchase price. Businesses will also need to pay their new employees at least $14.25 per hour to be eligible for the write-down.
Industrial Park land write-down policy amended
August 9, 2017 - 9:54pm
August 8, 2017
Submitted / TribuneConcept of the Rice Park splash pad. It will have 21 different features, for both younger and older children.
Willmar council OKs more Rice Park improvements, work on Miller Park tennis courts
August 8, 2017 - 6:37am
August 5, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
Willmar City Council to meet Monday
August 5, 2017 - 9:46am
July 25, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The city of Willmar is exploring the possible purchase of the old Hardware Hank Express building, which is located directly behind the City Auditorium and adjacent to the City Office Building. The property could be used to expand the city offices.
Willmar looks toward future for city offices
July 25, 2017 - 7:29am
July 24, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Members of the Willmar City Council and city staff attended a retreat Saturday at Bremer Bank in Willmar. The goal was to prioritize projects the council wants to focus on in the next few years. In this exercise they were asked to place dots on the projects they supported the most.
It wasn't easy, but Willmar City Council starts to prioritize
July 24, 2017 - 6:32am