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Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
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Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
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Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
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'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Adeline T.J. Skogstoe
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Willmar City Council
April 18, 2016
Denis Anderson will not seek new term on the Willmar City Council
WILLMAR — Council member Denis Anderson announced at Monday’s city council meeting that he will not run for re-election this year. “It’s...
April 18, 2016 - 11:26pm
April 16, 2016
Letter: Willmar City Council needs change
Now I understand why Frank Yanish was glad to be done as mayor of Willmar, he was tired of the politics. What is truly apparent is some form...
April 16, 2016 - 1:30am
April 14, 2016
Downtown design standards move ahead
A public hearing was held to give the public a chance to comment on the proposed Central Business District Design Standards, before they were approved by the commission to go to the city council. There were no public comments. The standards lay out the rules developers will need to...
April 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
Willmar Planning Commission OKs senior housing
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit for two 10-unit assisted living facilities to be constructed within the Trentwood Estates development along Business 71 in northeast Willmar. The facilities will be part of Compassionate Cottage, which...
April 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 12, 2016
Willmar City Council discusses local option sales tax
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members are expected to decide at its April 18 meeting whether there is interest in pursuing a local option sales tax. Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin called a special work session of the Willmar City Council Monday to discuss a possible half cent sales...
April 12, 2016 - 10:29pm
April 11, 2016
Willmar council debates value of committees vs. possible use of work sessions
WILLMAR — There has been much talk around the Willmar City Council table lately, at both the regular council and committee meetings, about whether having several different council committees is the most open and efficient way for the council to do business. “I think our committee...
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
April 9, 2016
Willmar council to discuss local options sales tax Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet Monday in a work session to discuss whether members support pursuing a local options sales tax in Willmar and if they do, what they would like to spend the money on. “It hasn’t been vetted through the council. No decisions have been...
April 9, 2016 - 12:02am
April 7, 2016
Willmar City Council backs shovel ready certification
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has approved the city’s participation in the Minnesota Department of Economic Development Shovel Ready Certification program for the Willmar Industrial Park. The city’s share of the professional services needed to become certified is $8,026....
April 7, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 6, 2016
Willmar City Council to continue discussing restrictions for sex offenders
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council for now has delayed discussion of an ordinance to restrict where sex offenders could live. The council decided...
April 6, 2016 - 10:52pm
April 5, 2016
Rice Park project moves forward
WILLMAR — The design of the Rice Park improvement project will begin after a professional services contract with SRF Consulting Group was approved Monday night by the Willmar City Council. “We believe we’ve put together a professional service team which gives us the best services...
April 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
Willmar City Council approves supervisor contracts
WILLMAR — After meeting in a closed session Monday, the Willmar City Council unanimously approved the supervisor contracts for seven employees. “This is their first contract,” City Administrator Larry Kruse said. The employees under this new contract are the arena operations...
April 5, 2016 - 8:23pm
Willmar City Council approves hockey lease agreement
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council unanimously approved an agreement with The Blizzard, LLC to lease the Willmar Civic Center Cardinal Arena for a North American Tier 3 Hockey League team. “I think this project is a low-cost, high-reward project,” Council member Shawn Mueske...
April 5, 2016 - 12:08am
April 1, 2016
Hockey agreement to go to Willmar City Council
WILLMAR — The City Charter Committee is bringing four charter amendments forward to the city council at Monday’s meeting. The amendments include mandating the council adopt a written vision, mission statement and a strategic plan and update each year; remove language regarding...
April 1, 2016 - 10:56pm
March 31, 2016
Grass Lake restoration project begins
WILLMAR — It has been in the works for over two decades, but the time has come to finally move dirt in the Grass Lake restoration project....
March 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
March 25, 2016
LETTER: Willmar City Council meeting was an embarrassment
Monday night’s Willmar City Council meeting was an embarrassment to this community. You can’t tell me that grudges are gone from this current...
March 25, 2016 - 12:38am