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Melissa Wentzel, Club Bethesda director, steers a trishaw while Mary Frick, Bethesda Club member, left, and Britta Diem, Willmar Community Center director, enjoy the ride in this October 2018 file photo. Bethesda's Cycling Without Age initiative, in partnership with the city of Willmar, has been recognized by LeadingAge Minnesota with the “Stars Among Us” Community Collaboration Award.
Bethesda recognized for Cycling Without Age program in Willmar
9 hours 53 min ago
February 18, 2019
The northbound lane of U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Municipal Utilities building in Willmar is closed Monday morning due to a broken water main in the area. Repair work is expected to begin about noon after all utilities are located prior to digging begins.
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Update Noon: Detour near Willmar Municipal Utitlies building ended
February 18, 2019 - 10:13am
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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
February 17, 2019
Tribune file photo / Scott Glup (right) visits with Alan Olson about conservation practices that the landowner implemented on his land north of Willmar in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in this Tribune file photo from September 2015.
Conservation in challenging times
February 17, 2019 - 10:23pm
Sarah Stommen, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR Commisioner Strommen wants more public engagement
February 17, 2019 - 10:21pm
Boys Hockey: Willmar rally falls short against Redwood Valley
February 17, 2019 - 8:02pm
February 16, 2019
The Payless Shoe store in Willmar, along with the rest of the company's stores, is expected to close by the end of March.
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Payless to close all its stores by end of March
February 16, 2019 - 11:15am
February 15, 2019
Girls Basketball: Willmar gets back to winning ways
February 15, 2019 - 11:49pm
Lac qui Parle Valley's Maverick Conn goes up strong in Friday's game against CMCS in Prinsburg. Jake Schultz / Tribune
Boys Basketball: Bluejays overcome Eagles in Camden showdown
February 15, 2019 - 11:45pm
Minnewaska's Dylan Jergenson gets a takedown on Benson's Thomas Dineen during their 195-pound match in the Section 5A semifinals Friday in Benson. Joe Brown / Tribune
Prep Wrestling: Lakers fall, Falcons stand tall
February 15, 2019 - 11:31pm
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Telemedicine technology allows patients at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar to obtain care from clinicians in St. Cloud. Provider and patient can see and hear each other via the video connection using cameras and computers.
New telemedicine program offers rx for ailing hearts at Rice Memorial Hospital
February 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
February 14, 2019
Willmar's Drey Dirksen cuts through the Fergus Falls defense for a runner attempt in the first half of Thursday's Central Lakes Conference game in Willmar. Joe Brown / Tribune
Local Roundup: Willmar boys basketball edges Otters
February 14, 2019 - 10:40pm
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An unnamed logistics company has decided not to purchase 14 acres of land between Trott Avenue and Willmar Avenue off County Road 5 in the Willmar Industrial Park. The company had been planning to build a 100,000-square-foot package sorting and distribution center.
Logistics company cancels development in Willmar Industrial Park
February 14, 2019 - 9:58pm
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Willmar wrestlers earn top seed in 8AAA
February 14, 2019 - 5:27pm
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A major development in the Willmar Industrial Park has been put on hold. The end user, an unnamed logistics company, has decided not to make the purchase of the land.
Large Willmar Industrial Park development has been put on hold
February 14, 2019 - 12:04pm