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Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Willmar City Council
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
July 2, 2016
Willmar seeks to preserve service during airport transition
WILLMAR—Willmar's city staff and elected officials are dedicated to doing what is right at the airport. "We'll make sure our flying public gets served. There might be some bumps in the road, but when we're made aware of them, we'll respond," said City Administrator Larry Kruse...
July 2, 2016 - 12:10am
Willmar Airport open for business as usual
WILLMAR—Things are changing at the Willmar Airport, with the termination of the fixed-base operator and the city beginning the process...
July 2, 2016 - 12:09am
June 22, 2016
Willmar City Council hears stormwater management update
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar works each year to keep its ditches, drains and ponds clean and clear to help manage the city’s stormwater....
June 22, 2016 - 11:57pm
Willmar City Council to consider ordinance amendments
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will conduct public hearings at its July 5 meeting on two ordinance amendments. In February Redeemer Lutheran...
June 22, 2016 - 7:29pm
June 21, 2016
Willmar City Council passes three of four city charter amendments
WILLMAR — With all eight council members in attendance Monday night, the Willmar City Council was able to act on the four proposed amendments...
June 21, 2016 - 11:40pm