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Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
Willmar Senior High School Homecoming Coronation gallery
State Patrol confirms fatality in crash near Alexandria
Willmar Senior High School Homecoming Coronation video
Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Mary A. Krogfus
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
November 17, 2012
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
July 10, 2012
$288 million in requests across Minn. competing for $47.5 million
ST. PAUL -- Ninety applicants want $288 million for public works projects across Minnesota, state officials announced this afternoon, but just $47.5 million is available. "We were impressed by the volume and quality of the projects submitted for capital project grants," said Commissioner...
July 10, 2012 - 3:31pm
May 8, 2012
Minn. Legislature OKs public works borrowing
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature sent Gov. Mark Dayton a nearly $500 million public works borrowing bill that will allow state funds to go to needs throughout the state. The governor is expected to sign it. The House voted 97-33 today to agree with some changes to the bill the...
May 8, 2012 - 4:30pm
Minn. House to review public works bill today
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House will decide today whether to send a nearly $500 million public works borrowing bill to the governor or continue work on it. On Monday, the House and Senate passed slightly different versions of the bill, which would allow state funds to go toward colleges,...
May 8, 2012 - 6:00am
May 7, 2012
House passes bonding bill; headed to Senate
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House this afternoon passed a public works finance bill 99-32 that would spend nearly a half billion dollars on a wide range of projects, ranging from beginning a several-year Capitol building renovation project to fixing college buildings. Senators could...
May 7, 2012 - 2:09pm
May 3, 2012
Stadium, bonding set for legislative votes
May 3, 2012 - 2:58pm
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill differs from House, Dayton plans
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects. The Senate Capital Investment Committee overwhelmingly approved selling $496 million in bonds to fund public works projects such as fixing state facilities...
March 28, 2012 - 11:09am
February 29, 2012
Willmar declares central business district snow emergency
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department is declaring a snow emergency in the central business district at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The affected area is located from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. City parking lots may be used...
February 29, 2012 - 11:01am
April 28, 2011
City Council panel approves grant applications
WILLMAR -- Requests to apply for and receive grants for the Willmar Police Department and Willmar Fire Department were approved this week by the City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee. The committee's actions are recommendations to the council. The council will consider the...
April 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Major infrastructure needs addressed in Olivia
OLIVIA -- Property owners in Olivia got their first look Wednesday at what a proposed $20.8 million investment to rehabilitate aging infrastructure...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Committee hears snow removal stats and so far it's been an arduous winter
The city of Willmar rec-eived approximately 41 inches of snow from Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 compared with about 25 inches for the same period one...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Hunting Works in rural Minnesota
WILLMAR -- A hunter's heart can be found in the great outdoors, usually right after he or she has left lots of greenbacks in the great indoors. The...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
Willmar committee debates costs of street sweeping
WILLMAR -- A private contractor's cost to sweep Willmar's streets is greater than the city's cost to sweep the streets, according to a summary prepared by the Public Works Department and presented to the City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee. But committee member Ron Christianson...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 30, 2010
Willmar declares snow emergency for tonight
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department has declared a snow emergency for the central business district starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The area affected is from First to Seventh Streets Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. Citizens may use city parking...
November 30, 2010 - 12:14pm
November 18, 2010
By day, Amber Schueler quantifies antigen levels in production animal vaccines and tests samples from vaccinated livestock as a technician at...
November 18, 2010 - 8:00am