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Luis Bueso, 10, left, Angel Rivera, 12, and Diego Alvarado, 11, sit under a water structure Wednesday evening at the new splash pad during the Rice Park grand opening in Willmar.
Splish splash at Rice Park: Willmar celebrates grand opening of refurbished park
51 min 25 sec ago
June 20, 2018
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Reigning Willmar Fests Senior Ambassador Audrey Buzzeo, left, crowns the new Senior Ambassadors Sharon and Gary Mages Wednesday afternoon at the Willmar Community Center.
Retired farm couple named Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors
9 hours 16 min ago
Willmar Fests 2018
14 hours 15 min ago
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A 0.5 percent local option sales tax could raise about $2.5 million per year, which would then be used for a variety of projects including work at the Civic Center, stormwater improvements and park upgrades.
Willmar City Council support grows for citizen-led sales tax
June 20, 2018 - 6:28am
June 19, 2018
Stingers scratch out win
June 19, 2018 - 11:02pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Larry Larson walks in a high tunnel Thursday on the Larson farm in Willmar. It's not less work than gardening outside, but Larson said the working conditions are nicer: “It can be raining outside and we can be inside gardening.” play button
Garden goodness: High tunnels provide jump start for Willmar vegetable farm
June 19, 2018 - 10:51am
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Willmar man pleads guilty in child molestation
June 19, 2018 - 7:34am
June 18, 2018
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Willmar council wants public input on new city hall
June 18, 2018 - 11:29pm
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A watercraft inspector with Kandiyohi County recognized this mussel as a zebra mussel when she found it attached to a piece of Eurasian watermilfoil floating in Diamond Lake. She used a phone app to report the discovery. The state Department of Natural Resources has now confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Diamond and Norway Lakes, and added Lake Andrew and Games Lake to the list of infested waters in Kandiyohi County since they are connected to Norway Lake.
Zebra mussels reach Norway, Diamond Lakes
June 18, 2018 - 6:08pm
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Children play Thursday afternoon on the new splash pad in Rice Park in Willmar.
Grand opening set Wednesday for Willmar's Rice Park
June 18, 2018 - 8:28am
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Ridgewater College instructor Jon Friton, right, helps NitroX students Finley Donelan, left, and Isaiah Vazquez ready their cars for a race Friday at Ridgewater College. The students were among 16 from area schools who during a week-long camp were introduced to the technical skills required for careers in the transportation industry.
On your mark, start your careers: NitroX camp offers youth exposure to technical career opportunities
June 18, 2018 - 6:12am
June 17, 2018
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Willmar Utilities fined for emission violation
June 17, 2018 - 10:20pm
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Arbitrator finds employee justifiably terminated by Willmar Utilities
June 17, 2018 - 9:57pm
June 16, 2018
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Willmar City Council to meet Monday
June 16, 2018 - 1:35pm
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The lights at Baker Field in Willmar are in need of replacement. Willmar Public Works is recommending the City Council approve the nearly $300,000 project for this fall even though the project is not currently in the 2018 capital improvement plan. A decision is expected Monday.
Willmar considers fall replacement of 'failing' Baker Field lights
June 16, 2018 - 6:53am