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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
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Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
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'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
May 23, 2016
Officials expect modest growth in west central Minnesota's economy
WILLMAR — Businesses in southwestern Minnesota expect modest growth in the year ahead, down from what they enjoyed in 2014 and the start of 2015. The slowdown in the world’s economy, low commodity prices and a strong U.S. dollar that makes it more difficult to sell goods overseas...
May 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
March 30, 2016
Area Chamber members tour Senate building
Vic Thorstenson, project manager for the Minnesota Senate, guides the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce on a tour Wednesday of a temporary...
March 30, 2016 - 11:17pm
March 17, 2016
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosts election workshop
WILLMAR — With positions on the Willmar City Council, Willmar School Board and the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners open for election, the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee will conduct an informational luncheon April 12 for those interested in...
March 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
February 5, 2016
Editorial: Willmar celebrates great leaders today
Community leadership will be front and center today at the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer Appreciation luncheon. The annual event recognizes individuals and businesses in community leadership, volunteerism and contributions to the Willmar Lakes Area. When you...
February 5, 2016 - 7:00am
January 25, 2016
Clean energy panel scheduled Tuesday in Willmar
A facilitated panel discussion on the growing clean energy industry in Minnesota and what it could mean for the state’s economy will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Willmar Conference Center. With so many changes having taken place regarding clean energy over the past...
January 25, 2016 - 2:47pm
November 27, 2015
MnSCU chancellor: We need to plan for jobs of the future
WILLMAR — In the coming years, three-quarters of available jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. It will be a challenge to develop educational programs that will prepare Minnesotans for the jobs that will be available in the future, said Steven Rosenstone,...
November 27, 2015 - 10:33pm
October 22, 2015
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber endorses NLS bond referendum
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is publicly stating its support of a proposed $21.6 million bond referendum in the New London-Spicer School District. The Chamber’s board of directors voted Thursday to support the referendum. “We encourage...
October 22, 2015 - 10:44pm
February 28, 2015
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota legislators have been asked by Gov. Dayton, and various groups to support significant increases in the dedicated taxes used to fund our state’s transportation system.
February 28, 2015 - 8:00am
January 20, 2015
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber to hold its annual meeting, honor volunteers at event
WILLMAR — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the Chamber’s annual meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Willmar Conference Center. The event, hosted by neXt, recognizes community leadership, volunteering...
January 20, 2015 - 11:45pm
October 13, 2014
EDC, chamber release survey results
WILLMAR — Finding qualified workers is a top concern for local business owners, according to a recent survey by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. They see labor skill gaps, and many are finding it difficult to attract workers at a competitive...
October 13, 2014 - 11:35pm
Education commissioner discusses progress with Chamber
WILLMAR — After learning that Minnesota’s fourth-graders led the nation in testing this year, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius began...
December 13, 2013 - 10:53pm
November 22, 2013
NeXt group in Willmar offers education, networking opportunities for young professionals
Those wondering what the Willmar area’s business community will look like in 20 years may want to pay attention to the neXt group. NeXt,...
November 22, 2013 - 12:08am
September 18, 2013
Young professional program in Willmar looking for community mentors
A new neXt program will give young professionals a chance to learn from and network with four leaders from the Willmar community. The 2013-14 neXt Mentorship Program will begin in October and go through January. At each of the four sessions, one mentor will meet with eight neXt...
September 18, 2013 - 3:01am