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Jennifer Kotila

Reporter

Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.

While attending St. Cloud State University, Jennifer majored in women's studies and history.

From 2010 to 2015, she worked at Herald Journal Publishing of Winsted, Minnesota, writing for both the Herald Journal and Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch. She focused on feature stories for Howard Lake and Dassel-Cokato, as well as covering Howard Lake City Council, Cokato City Council, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board and Dassel-Cokato School Board.

She was also the sports reporter for the Enterprise Dispatch from 2013 to 2015.

From 2016 to 2022, she was a freelance reporter for Isanti-Chisago County Star in Camrbidge, Minnesota, focusing on local government, specifically City of Isanti City Council and Isanti County.

Jennifer has won two Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards.

"The thing I enjoy most about being a reporter for local newspapers is that we are the history keepers - writing the history of the area as it happens," Jennifer said.

Jennifer speaks English.

Members of the EDC's Joint Powers Board and local leaders recently aired their frustrations with private entities and the government when it comes to making sure broadband is available to all households from border to border in Kandiyohi County.
Willmar City Council will hear a presentation from BKV Group about site concepts for a new Willmar City Hall and Community Center. Story includes maps of site options.
With the original manufacturer no longer in existence, it is becoming more and more difficult for Willmar Municipal Utilities to find replacement parts for its aging wind turbines.
The retail store will be located at 1425 First St. S. and will sell hemp-derived products.
Wyatt Jones of Pennock was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Agents from the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force, along with deputies and officers from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Renville Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant at a house on the 700 block of Main Street North in the townof Renville.
Nexyst plans to close on a $1.1 million purchase agreement for at least 137 acres in the Willmar Industrial Park to construct an agricultural distribution complex.
The Events and Recreation Center at the Willmar Civic Center is the next project to be completed that was funded by the local option sales tax.
The city of Willmar will contract with Hometown Fiber to conduct an audit that will show site-specific internet infrastructure throughout the city.
Slim Chickens, a restaurant described as something between Chick-fil-A and Raising Canes, is slated to open next year at 1605 First St. S. in Willmar. It will be the third Slim Chickens in Minnesota.