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Willmar Public Works

March 13, 2019
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A catch basin on Willmar Avenue was opened up Wednesday to help decrease  street flooding from the rain and melting button
Snow-covered drains leave standing water in streets
March 13, 2019 - 10:20pm
March 12, 2019
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A city of Willmar Public Works plow truck unloads snow Feb. 26 at the old airport in Willmar.
Long winter for Willmar Public Works
March 12, 2019 - 6:19am
March 1, 2019
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The excess snow and parked cars along Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Streets Southeast in Willmar are making it very difficult for city plows to clear the street. The city Public Works Committee has approved parking restrictions on these streets through the winter.
New parking restrictions: Excess snow leads to parking ban on several narrow residential streets in southeast Willmar
March 1, 2019 - 6:42pm
February 21, 2019
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The Willmar City Council approved a list of street and other improvements for 2019. While budget questions still have to be answered, several streets will either be reconstructed or have overlays this year.
Willmar council OKs street, other improvements
February 21, 2019 - 7:00am
February 12, 2019
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A snow emergency has been called for the central business district in downtown Willmar.
Snow emergency called for downtown Willmar
February 12, 2019 - 2:07pm
February 11, 2019
The Willmar City Council's Public Works Committee got an early preview of the 2019 street improvement program. The overall estimated costs for all the improvements on the 2019 list is about $6.1 million.

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Willmar Public Works proposes $6.1M in 2019 improvements
February 11, 2019 - 6:54am
December 27, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ernest Liebe uses a plow to remove snow off his sidewalk Thursday on Trott Avenue in Willmar. By Thursday morning, there were reports of 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Willmar and Spicer areas, and snow continued throughout the day.
Time to shovel and plow: Snowstorm to leave blanket of white by Friday morning
December 27, 2018 - 10:49pm
October 10, 2018
Galen Seehusen
Seehusen retires from Willmar Public Works
October 10, 2018 - 7:17am
July 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A cold fogger machine on the back of a Willmar Public Works truck sprays chemical to keep the mosquitoes under control Wednesday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.
Fending off the biting menace: Willmar crews work to stay ahead of mosquitoes
July 12, 2018 - 5:37am
March 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Gary Manzer, Willmar Public Works Superintendent, describes the use of a municipal vehicle used to clear sidewalks during the winter.
Even in winter, Willmar Public Works has plenty to do
March 2, 2018 - 6:04am
July 17, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Upgrades at the northeast water treatment plant in Willmar could help reduce the amount of salt ending up it the city's wastewater. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulates the level of salty discharge, and Willmar Municipal Utilities and the city of Willmar are looking for ways to meet those standards.
Willmar water needs to cut back on the salt: City, Municipal Utilities plan improvements
July 17, 2017 - 6:34am
July 9, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / TribuneA Willmar Public Works crew repairs 13th Street Southwest, raking and shoveling asphalt in a button
The many faces of Willmar Public Works
July 9, 2017 - 10:15pm
March 7, 2017
Willmar council hears details of $3.5M in street projects
March 7, 2017 - 9:05am
February 12, 2016
Committee approves public works purchases
February 12, 2016 - 11:11pm