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September 19, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Esperanza Aydee Lopez stands in her new restaurant Spurs Grill & Bar in downtown Willmar. She's worked in food service most of her life, but this is her first time owning a restaurant.
Spurs Grill & Bar opens in downtown Willmar: Dream come true for owner
September 19, 2018 - 6:07am
September 17, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Construction for a new retail development is underway Friday on the former Dairy Queen lot at First Street and Willmar Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The owner said the location is one of the best intersections in the county.
Redevelopment reigns on Willmar's First Street amid flurry of commercial construction
September 17, 2018 - 10:56pm
August 21, 2018
Lack of child care a barrier to economic development
August 21, 2018 - 11:01am
August 4, 2018
Tribune file photo
Talent and technology workshop set Aug. 13 for Kandiyohi County area farmers
August 4, 2018 - 7:58pm
July 25, 2018
Yellow Medicine County offers day care aid
July 25, 2018 - 5:18am
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
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