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May 20, 2019
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Willmar Municipal Utilities, owners of the two wind turbines in Willmar, is paying off the bond for the turbines six years early.
WMU to pay off wind turbine bond early
May 20, 2019 - 8:00am
May 8, 2019
Willmar Municipal Utilities earns safety award
May 8, 2019 - 10:19am
April 17, 2019
Willmar Municipal Utilities recognized for reliable service
April 17, 2019 - 8:31am
April 10, 2019
WMU recognized with safety award
April 10, 2019 - 7:03am
March 26, 2019
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Willmar Municipal Utilities, like many utility providers in Minnesota, faced some challenges during the polar vortex at the end of January. Fortunately, however, during those high-price times, Willmar’s power usage was lower than estimated for that time and Willmar had power to sell.
Polar vortex had real impact on utilities operations in Willmar
March 26, 2019 - 6:03am
February 20, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Municipal Utilities staff and contractors from Crow River Construction work to fix a water main break Tuesday on Seventh Street Southwest in Willmar. The section between U.S. Highway 12 and Becker Avenue was closed while the break was fixed. Water service was expected to be restored later Tuesday afternoon.
Willmar Municipal Utilities busy with water main breaks
February 20, 2019 - 7:27am
February 18, 2019
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The Willmar turbines are picture in this Tribune file photo. The severe cold weather in January interupted energy production for two days during the productive month.
Power and water usage stays flat in Willmar
February 18, 2019 - 7:31am
January 30, 2019
WMU power reliability even higher in 2018
January 30, 2019 - 5:25pm
January 29, 2019
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The steel structure at Willmar Municipal Utilities' Priam substation is going up and both Willmar Municipal Utilities and Great River Energy are working on completing transmission lines. The hope is to have the substation operational by summer.
Priam substation expected online this summer
January 29, 2019 - 8:14pm
January 14, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A more decorative style of light is being considered as Willmar Municipal Utilities and city of Willmar staff research options for upgrading streetlights in downtown Willmar.
Brightening up downtown Willmar with new lights
January 14, 2019 - 9:46am
December 6, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune file photo

A planned improvement project at Willmar's Northeast Water Treatment Plant was estimated to cost about $8.5 million and now looks like it will cost around $14 million. Willmar Municipal Utilities will go back to the drawing board to address ammonia levels at the plant.
Back to drawing board for Willmar water treatment upgrade
December 6, 2018 - 8:17am
October 22, 2018
Willmar Utilities take on more expenses for water main replacements
October 22, 2018 - 6:09am
July 26, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The city of Willmar is seeking a state grant for a project at the Northeast Water Treatment Plant that should improve water quality while also helping the city meet upcoming wastewater discharge requirements.
Willmar Municipal Utilities applies for grant to help cover project costs at water plant
July 26, 2018 - 10:46pm
July 10, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A 3,200-ton coal pile sits Monday behind the Willmar Power Plant. The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission agreed Monday with the staff recommendation to sell the remaining coal as it is no longer needed as a backup fuel source.
End of Willmar's coal era: Municipal Utilities to sell remaining tons as natural gas meets needs
July 10, 2018 - 6:22am
June 17, 2018
Tribune file photo
Willmar Utilities fined for emission violation
June 17, 2018 - 10:20pm
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