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WILLMAR — For decades the Willmar American Legion Post 167 has played host to a special Veterans Day meal for area veterans. Last year's meal served approximately 500. In years past over 550 meals were served. "Each year it got bigger," said Dennis Jordahl, who has been involved in the meal for 35 years. While the event is usually held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, this year the meal will be served on Monday, Nov. 12 at the legion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All area veterans, their wives and widows of veterans, along with their guests are welcome.
WILLMAR — While he wasn't able to give any specifics about possible new stores opening up in Willmar's Kandi Mall, Andy Weiner, president of RockStep Capital, the owner of the shopping center, did say there has been movement. This is especially true for the empty Kmart portion of the mall, which has stood vacant since 2012. "We have some major national tenants for the Kmart," Weiner said. "One which could open next year." What Weiner would say of the two retailers is they are both found in the Twin Cities and St.
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission and Willmar City Council have paved the way for a possible commercial day care center to open in the Willmar Industrial Park. "This has really developed into an issue. Daycare, which is the proposed use of the Peart property, has really grown in interest in this community.
RAYMOND – A 31-year-old man died Friday morning near the intersection of 60th Street Southwest and 150th Avenue Southwest in Holland Township in Kandiyohi County. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a call of an unresponsive male was received around 11:46 a.m. The man had been working for a construction company installing tile in a field.
RAYMOND — A 31-year-old man died Friday morning near the intersection of 60th Street Southwest and 150th Avenue Southwest in Holland Township in Kandiyohi County. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, a call of an unresponsive male was received around 11:46 a.m. The man had been working for a construction company installing tile in a field. The Sheriff's Office reported the man may have been pinned between heavy equipment.
WILLMAR — With the 2018 election at an end in Willmar, Willmar City Council member-elect Vicki Davis can begin to look forward to her first term. She defeated challenger Christina Nelson 1,039 to 946. "I am feeling very good. I am happy with the turnout," Davis said. Davis is replacing long-time council member Ron Christianson, who decided not to run for a sixth term.
WILLMAR — The half of a percent sales tax increase for the city of Willmar, known as the Invest in Wilmar local option sales tax, was approved by voters on Tuesday by a wide margin. The yes votes numbered 4,141 or 61.06 percent. Those against cast 2,641 votes, finishing with 38.94 percent, according to unofficial results.
WILLMAR — The new Willmar City Council member for Ward 2 is Vicki Davis. She will be filling the seat to be vacated by longtime Councilman Ron Christianson, who did not seek re-election. Davis won the election with 50.17 percent of the vote. The unofficial results show Davis with 1,039 votes and Nelson with 946. Write-ins had 86 votes.
WILLMAR — Incumbent Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin won a second term handily, defeating challenger Steve Peppin with 73.81 percent of the vote. The unofficial results from the 12 city precincts showed Calvin with 5,149 votes. Peppin collected 1,773. Write-in candidates had 54 votes.
WILLMAR — Before his death in a plane crash on Feb. 4, 2015, William "Bill" Graves had recently celebrated the opening of his 100th Domino's franchise. It was an amazing accomplishment from someone who first started as a Domino's driver before opening his very first franchise in 1985. That first store was located in Apple Tree Square in east Willmar.