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May 21, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

BOLD High School Principal Jim Menton, right, told members of the facilities committee on Thursday that the district needs to incorporate more technology and make other improvements. "It doesn't necessarily take a brand new facility but it takes a lot of money to get some of this done," he said. Superintendent Dale Brandsoy is at left.
BOLD tackles facilities needs: Merely addressing necessary fixes carries $37 million estimate
May 21, 2019 - 6:21am
May 15, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

MACCRAY School Board member Deb Brandt, right, uses Legos to represent a three-legged stool to make a point Monday night to fellow board members that a single-campus system would "disenfranchise" two of the district's communities and harm MACCRAY. Board member Scott Ruiter is at left.
MACCRAY to vote on single campus
May 15, 2019 - 5:18am
February 5, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Mark Hughes of Danvers was among citizens who voiced opposition Tuesday to a proposed building project in Swift County. An estimated 50 citizens attended the meeting of the Board of Commissioners at which the commissioners voted 3-2 to have an architect develop schematic plans for an addition on the courthouse grounds in Benson.
Swift County Board splits on building proposal
February 5, 2019 - 9:24pm
December 13, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune file photo

Art students and others leave the Willmar Community Education and Recreation building in July in this file photo taken at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. The Willmar School Board Monday discussed the sharing of facilities with the city Parks and Recreation department after the Willmar Community Education and Recreation Joint Powers agreement was dissolved back on Sept. 1.
School district OKs facility agreement with Parks and Recreation
December 13, 2018 - 6:23am
November 20, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

People wait in line Wednesday to receive service from the Kandiyohi County License Bureau at the County Office Building in Willmar. To help ease congestion and make the long lines less painful, a preliminary plan is being developed that calls for closing off an open stairwell facing the License Bureau and turning it into a waiting area that includes seating.
Kandiyohi County eyes improvements to License Bureau waiting area
November 20, 2018 - 6:23am
September 15, 2018
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders columnist.
Care home not delivering adequate intellectual stimulation
September 15, 2018 - 9:22am
March 28, 2018
MACCRAY hires architect for new proposal
March 28, 2018 - 5:39am
March 24, 2017
Tribune file photo 

Benson School Board members are working to prioritize the district's facilities needs after voters rejected an $18.7 million bond measure in May 2015. The cafeteria was among the areas targeted for improvements in the 2015 plan.
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
March 24, 2017 - 6:29am
February 15, 2017
Crews work Wednesday on the first story and he second story of the newly named Lakeland Elementary School in southeast Willmar. After some delays, construction managers will try to phase the remaining work so that the classroom wing of the school on Lakeland Avenue can open on time in August.  (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Willmar students help decide name of new school: Lakeland Elementary
February 15, 2017 - 10:01pm
August 4, 2016
The Midwest Curling Association is hoping to build a dedicated curling facility in Willmar, with help from the city. The dedicated ice could mean more opportunities for large curling events, such as the USA Curling Junior Nationals held in Willmar in January. (Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo)
City of Willmar, curling club consider partnership for new curling facility
August 4, 2016 - 11:35pm
June 11, 2016
Willmar School Board to officially break ground for new school Monday
June 11, 2016 - 12:07am
May 18, 2016
A classroom is shown in the Benson Junior High building. The Benson Schools District has an estimated $10 million to $12 million worth of needs to address in the high school and junior high buildings. The Junior High includes a 1928 auditorium and 1952 addition with classrooms. ( FILE | TRIBUNE)
Benson school board hears $8.5 million proposal for Northside Elementary
May 18, 2016 - 11:21pm
March 9, 2016
MACCRAY still far from consensus on facilities
March 9, 2016 - 11:50pm
January 4, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities’ facilities needs — last detailed in a 2010 study — will receive more attention this year. Other projects, including at the power plant shown above, have taken precedence recently, but officials now are emphasizing the need for a new office and service center. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Willmar Municipal Utilities eyes facilities project
January 4, 2016 - 12:38am
December 21, 2015
Relocation of Willmar hospital's laboratory will make way for permanent PET/CT
December 21, 2015 - 12:05am