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The Highway 23 Coalition has lobbied for completing the four-lane highway state Highway 23 between New London and Interstate 94. Money was included in the bonding bill for the project.
Bonding bill includes new money for Highway 23 project
2 hours 9 min ago
May 11, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Cars drive Wednesday past a sign announcing the start of Monday's detour on U.S. Highway 71 for a $6 million resurfacing and construction project from the junction of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 23 north of Willmar to just north of state Highway 9. There will be no through traffic on Highway 71 for the entire duration of the project.
Detour ahead: Highway 71 detour begins Monday north of Willmar
May 11, 2018 - 6:48am
April 25, 2018
Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
April 25, 2018 - 9:20pm
A driver uses a cell phone while stuck in trafffic in New York in file photo. (Rob Bennett/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Places that write lots of tickets for distracted driving also have lower fatal crash rates, analysis finds
April 25, 2018 - 8:08am
April 14, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Details about detours for a 9-mile construction project this summer on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar were presented Thursday during an open house.
MnDOT discusses detours for Highway 71 project north of Willmar
April 14, 2018 - 5:53am
March 24, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar building official Randy Kardell points Thursday to his office calendar where he had been crossing off the days until his retirement Friday. Kardell will continue some part-time work for the city until his replacement achieves all the necessary certifications.
Willmar building official retires after 25 years
March 24, 2018 - 6:29am
March 19, 2018
Amtrak quietly ends student, AAA discounts
March 19, 2018 - 2:48pm
March 7, 2018
Soil testing is underway beneath the I-35 "Can of Worms" in Duluth to determine what kinds of loads it can support during the reconstruction, where proposed elevated roadways will be brought to ground level. Bob King / Forum News Service
MnDOT studying how to bring elevated freeway to the ground in Duluth
March 7, 2018 - 8:28pm
Undated courtesy image of World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A similar water park is being considered for the Mall of America in Bloomington. Photo courtesy of West Edmonton Mall
Mall of America planning enormous $150 million water park, would be largest in North America
March 7, 2018 - 3:51pm
March 6, 2018
Tribune file photo
Kandiyohi County road restrictions take effect
March 6, 2018 - 6:13am
March 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Gary Manzer, Willmar Public Works Superintendent, describes the use of a municipal vehicle used to clear sidewalks during the winter.
Even in winter, Willmar Public Works has plenty to do
March 2, 2018 - 6:04am
February 6, 2018
Amtrak train cars lie on Interstate 5 after a derailment in DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017. (Bloomberg photo by David Ryder)
Fatal Amtrak crashes spotlight 10-year wait for safety upgrades
February 6, 2018 - 1:25pm
February 5, 2018
'Uber of snowplows' expands to Twin Cities
February 5, 2018 - 9:54pm
February 3, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 3, 2018 - 1:34pm
January 10, 2018
Photo by Scott Schultz

A break in a 4-inch water main caused a leak that traveled under the blacktop to the catch basin, causing a void under the black top.
Water main repaired along Trott Avenue in Willmar
January 10, 2018 - 7:03am