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Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
52 min 43 sec ago
February 21, 2018
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
Willmar City Council approves WCER partnership with schools
February 21, 2018 - 5:33am
February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham takes the oath of office to become a Minnesota senator on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Chief Justice Lori Gildea administers the oath while the new senator's husband, John, holds a Bible. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New legislators start as Legislature begins
February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 19, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Leo Louwagie, left, and Jens Skalbeck participate in a Willmar Community Education and Recreation tennis camp at Willmar Middle School in this July 2016 file photo.
Willmar council questions community ed, rec partnership
February 19, 2018 - 6:33am
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 10, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo

The Willmar City Offices are shown in a file photo. The city has hired an architect to begin a design plan for a possible project for a new city hall.
Willmar hires architects to begin new city hall project
February 10, 2018 - 7:36am
February 8, 2018
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The Glacial Ridge Curling Club's effort to build a $2.24 million dedicated curling facility near the Willmar Civic Center cleared a hurdle this week when the Willmar City Council gave permission for the city administrator and attorney to prepare a lease agreement. The club plans to build the facility, and the city will own it and lease it back.
Dream of new Willmar curling facility one step closer
February 8, 2018 - 9:15pm
February 6, 2018
Anne Polta / Tribune

The Willmar City Council has decided to moves its meetings to the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building on the north edge of Willmar, where the Kandiyohi County Board also meets, as shown here Tuesday. When the county building was constructed in 1995, the board room was originally planned to be shared between the two bodies, but the city moved back downtown in 1996.
Safety concerns prompt change in venue for Willmar City Council
February 6, 2018 - 11:11pm
February 5, 2018
Tribune file photo
Willmar council votes 5-2 to welcome all
February 5, 2018 - 11:30pm
Tribune file photo
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday
February 5, 2018 - 10:47am
February 3, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
Willmar City Council to meet Monday
February 3, 2018 - 5:49pm
January 31, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

District 16 Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, told constituents Monday at a Granite Falls town hall meeting that more money will be needed up front before a Montevideo veterans home project may move forward.
Push for Monte vets home faces new funding challenge
January 31, 2018 - 10:41pm
Tribune file photo

The Glacial Ridge Curling Club is hoping to partner with the city of Willmar to build a stand-alone curling facility near the Willmar Civic Center. A dedicated curling venue would mean more ice time for curlers and more opportunities to bring large-scale curling events to Willmar.
Glacial Ridge Curling Club seeks green light for new ice
January 31, 2018 - 10:03pm
January 17, 2018
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 11:01pm
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