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WILLMAR CIVIC CENTER

Willmar Civic Center, 2707 Arena Dr. in Willmar, Minn.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday for the nearly $10 million Events and Recreation Center at the Willmar Civic Center.
Local Christian organization Youth For Christ raised money through first-ever Lakes Area Paddle Battle Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
Skaters from 16 various figure skating clubs converged at Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Willmar Civic Center for the 15th annual Lakes Area Classic.
While discussing a new position for the Willmar Parks and Recreation Department, other councilors and city staff were noticeably uncomfortable with Willmar City Councilor Rick Fagerlie's line of questioning and criticism of the department's director, Rob Baumgarn.

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A study of water rates was conducted this year during planning for an expansion of the Willmar's Water Treatment Plant, and an increase in rates was recommended. The public hearing before the Willmar City Council is Monday during the council's regular meeting.
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 weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “Around our Region” in the subject line at least a week in advance.
Funding for several projects outlined by Willmar Parks and Recreation were approved by the Willmar City Council at its April 18 meeting.
Mark Rosen, former WCCO-TV sports anchor and author of the book “Best Seat in the House,” will be the guest speaker at Life Connections, held April 21-22, 2022, at the Willmar Civic Center.
The Kingery Family and the Larry Olsen Band will take the stage at the 2022 Life Connections event, April 21-22 at the Willmar Civic Center.

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The Outstanding Senior Award will be presented at 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, to an individual age 50 or older who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment that benefits the community and its citizens.
The West Central Tribune will host the 21st Life Connections event April 21-22 at the Willmar Civic Center. Admission to the event is free.
The Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club presented the annual spring show Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Willmar Civic Center.

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