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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
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March 18, 2014
Willmar Mayor Yanish announces sale of tire business
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish announced Monday night that he and his wife, Lorna, have sold their business, Central Tire and Auto Inc., located next to Skylark Center on First Street South. The sale of the business to Jason Hamstad of Willmar was effective Monday, Yanish...
March 18, 2014 - 9:16am
February 4, 2014
Mayor compliments city, criticizes council in annual address
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish praised local business and economic development and growth in population and labor force in his annual...
February 4, 2014 - 11:17pm
Yanish praises city, criticizes City Council in annual address
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish offered praise for growth in local business and economic development, population and labor force in his annual State of the City address to the City Council Monday night. But Yanish criticized some City Council members and local critics,...
February 4, 2014 - 11:38am
Council splits over EDC appointee
WILLMAR — Three Willmar City Council members tried but failed Monday night to defeat Mayor Frank Yanish’s appointment of Republican state...
February 4, 2014 - 11:15am
January 8, 2014
No cause as board appointee is yanked by mayor
WILLMAR — Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish changed his mind Monday night and withdrew an appointment he had planned to make to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s Operations Board. Yanish did not explain to the council why he withdrew from the...
January 8, 2014 - 11:46pm
November 23, 2013
Letter: Shame on you Mayor Yanish
Shame on you Mayor Yanish. If you don’t get your way, you slam doors and storm out of a meeting. Isn’t that being a little childish? In the corporate world, this action would probably lead to an employee being fired. Would you please explain to the constituents of this wonderful...
November 23, 2013 - 7:00am
August 30, 2013
Budget discussion gets personal between Willmar, Minn., mayor and committee member
WILLMAR — Discussion about $228,000 in across-the-board cuts in city staff memberships, dues, travel, training, and in professional services in Mayor Frank Yanish's 2014 proposed $44.6 million budget got personal between Yanish and City Council member Audrey Nelsen at this...
August 30, 2013 - 11:06pm
July 16, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Mayor appoints nine to study downtown garbage problem
WILLMAR - As promised, Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish has appointed a task force to study and offer recommendations for improved garbage and trash storage and collection in the downtown area. The council two weeks ago directed Yanish to appoint the task force after hearing complaints...
July 16, 2013 - 11:12pm
June 15, 2013
Editorial: Mayor Yanish is not being open with Willmar about his Secret 8 meetings
Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish, the business man who campaigned in 2010 on the need for more city government transparency, apparently does not believe...
June 15, 2013 - 11:00am
June 12, 2013
Willmar, Minn., mayor says he doesn't have to release committee names
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish continues to withhold the names of the eight advisers who helped him draft his alternate plan for reorganizing...
June 12, 2013 - 11:28pm
April 22, 2013
Willmar, Minn., mayor signs tax abatement papers for renovation project
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish said Monday he has signed the papers necessary to allow a 10-year, $189,750 property tax abatement for Torgerson Properties’ $12 million hotel and conference center renovation project on U.S. Highway 12 East. The council on April 15 voted 6-1 to approve...
April 22, 2013 - 11:45pm
Mayor calls Vision 2040 ‘a little dysfunctional’
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Bruce DeBlieck took exception to Mayor Frank Yanish’s comment Tuesday night that the Vision 2040 long-range community planning effort, which is just getting started, is “a little dysfunctional.’’ DeBlieck asked Yanish to explain the...
February 22, 2013 - 11:43pm
December 3, 2012
Letter: The importance of diversity
Mind my frustrations, everybody, but I moved to Willmar in 2004 when this city was experiencing a huge growth economically and socially, especially with the growing number of people coming to Willmar from different countries.
December 3, 2012 - 8:34am
November 9, 2012
Willmar, Minn., mayor seeks collaboration as he looks at new ways to do business
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
FAA approves Phase 2 of the old Willmar, Minn., airport land release
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am