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April 21, 2018
Downtown Willmar on Opportunity Zone recommendation list
April 21, 2018 - 7:05am
March 16, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

John Ridge and his wife, Alice, both retired college professors, wrote the book on the history of the Yellowstone Trail and now work with communities along its original route in promoting its history.
Building a roadmap for development
March 16, 2018 - 5:05am
March 7, 2018
Kandiyohi County OKs candidates for new opportunity zone program
March 7, 2018 - 7:28am
January 17, 2018
The Verso Corp. paper mill, with Minnesota Power’s M.L. Hibbard Renewable Center behind it, sprawls across West Duluth. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for paper mill upgrade
January 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
December 29, 2017
Tribune file photo

Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and his hunting companion taking a break during the 2015 Governor's Pheasant Opener near Montevideo. The commissioner released a survey in September that found 86 percent of users of wildlife management areas support ongoing acquisition of these public lands.
Meeker County Board splits twice but on second vote approves transfer of land for wildlife area
December 29, 2017 - 8:27pm
August 8, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Muhumed Mohamed, left, and Khalid Nur work Friday at the Somali Star Restaurant in downtown Willmar. Restaurants and grocery stores make up the bulk of minority-owned businesses in Willmar, according to a recent survey.
Survey provides picture of ethnic businesses in Willmar
August 8, 2017 - 6:07am
July 2, 2017
Linda Grotberg, president of the Wimbledon Community Grocery nonprofit board, talks about how the Wimbledon community has embraced and supported the community-owned grocery store. (John M. Steiner / Forum News Service)
Community owned: Small towns find ways to keep grocery stores going
July 2, 2017 - 4:44pm
April 10, 2017
Jim Molenaar presents results Wednesday of an in-depth survey of Kandiyohi County farmers commissioned by the Ag and Renewable Energy Committee of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. A report on the survey was presented at two public forums at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.  (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Survey shows power of ag on Kandiyohi County economy
April 10, 2017 - 6:11am
March 25, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Les Heitke, from left, Andrew Plowman and Harlan Madsen discuss priorities for action to improve the economic development strategies for Kandiyohi County during a day-long planning session Thursday with members of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.
Developing a vision: EDC reviews retail data to develop economic strategy for the future
March 25, 2017 - 8:06am
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Linda Mathiason, standing, leads members of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission in a strategic planning session Thursday, March 23, at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.
Developing a vision: EDC reviews retail data to develop economic strategy for the future
March 25, 2017 - 4:03am

Neil Linscheid of Clarkfield is a 2017 Bush Fellow.
New Bush Fellow pursues community development
March 25, 2017 - 1:44am
February 11, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Bruce Peterson, Willmar Planning and Community Development director, talks about the Willmar Industrial Park fourth addition plat Friday at the Willmar City Offices.
Willmar continues to grow and prosper
February 11, 2017 - 4:25am
December 16, 2016
New promotional videos added to Kandiyohi County website
December 16, 2016 - 9:00am
November 1, 2016
Jacob Pettis, Northwest Drywall, works Tuesday afternoon on the framing of a new building for Dooley's Petroleum in Willmar's Industrial Park. Dooley’s is constructing a new office building and shop on three lots in the Industrial Park’s new Fourth Addition. A new flier was recently completed to help market the other lots available in the industrial park. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
EDC reinforces marketing for Willmar's 'shovel-ready' industrial park
November 1, 2016 - 4:28pm
September 6, 2016
Living Greens Farm photo

A grow station is shown at Living Greens Farms, based in Faribault. The business uses aeroponics, which involves growing plants by having roots exposed to oxygen and fed with a mist of water.
EDC group learns about aeroponics system to grow produce year-round
September 6, 2016 - 10:32am