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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
October 30, 2009
City committee takes no action on policy over street closures
WILLMAR -- There will be more debate on a proposed revision to the street closure policy when the City Council meets on Monday night. The revised policy would give council members discretion -- not allowed under the present policy -- to close a thoroughfare or collector street for...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Pawlenty, DFL lawmakers get a leg up on the 2010 session; Pogemiller extends 'hand of cooperation'
ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov.
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2009
Rice officials: City must vote unanimously on its charter amendment
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital officials want Willmar City Council members to understand they must vote unanimously on a charter ordinance amendment that would extend the term limits for Rice Hospital Board members. The importance of the 8-0 vote was stressed by Rice Board President...
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
Cost next step being considered in sweeper suggestion
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar Public Works Department is recommending the city buy a new vacuum-type street sweeper capable of removing finer debris particles than the present brush-type sweeper to comply with stricter storm water pollution prevention rules. But first, the Public...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
Committee recommends City Council accept camera grant
WILLMAR -- The Public Works/Safety Committee is recommending the City Council accept a federal grant to place security cameras on public infrastructure in high-crime areas. Police Chief Jim Kulset said the cameras purchased with the $48,394 Safe Neighborhoods Enhanced by Video Technology...
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
Committee takes no action on street sweeper purchase
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar City Council members say they want more information before they decide whether to support a request to buy a second street sweeper for the Public Works Department. City officials say a second sweeper would help the city comply with a state pollution control...
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 1, 2009
A major facelift
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Willmar City Council committee proposes Mound firm prepare Becker Avenue design
WILLMAR -- The landscape architectural firm of Hoisington Koegler Group of Mound is being recommended to prepare schematic drawings and cost estimates for the proposed downtown Becker Avenue streetscape project. Hoisington was selected from four firms interviewed May 1 by a committee...
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
Intersection talks to continue
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council did not endorse a proposed design favored by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners and the Minnesota...
June 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Committee takes no action on intersection design
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee made no recommendation Tuesday evening on a possible solution to reducing the higher than average number of crashes at the Business 71/County Road 24/23rd Street Northeast intersection. None of the four committee...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 18, 2009
Pawlenty trims public works bill
ST. PAUL -- Flood prevention and recovery projects will be fully funded, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty trimmed a public works funding bill, saying legislators want to spend too much. The bill originally proposed spending $361 million, with $300 million coming from funds the state would ...
May 18, 2009 - 12:00am
Trott Avenue railroad crossing safety project placed on funding list
WILLMAR -- A safety improvement project is being proposed for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossing on Trott Avenue Southwest.
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Out with the old
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Willmar committee backs next step in Becker Avenue commons concept
WILLMAR -- A City Council committee is supporting a Willmar Design Center request to seek qualifications of landscape architects for a schematic design of a possible downtown commons. The Public Works/Safety Committee voted this week to ask the council at the upcoming Monday night...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am