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The Willmar City Council will discuss the Springsted compensation study in depth at the July 29 retreat.
Union reps ask Willmar council to act now on wages
11 hours 18 min ago
May 20, 2019

The National Flood Insurance Program rate map has small areas in Willmar listed as high-risk area for flooding, most of them along the lakes. The Willmar City Council has started the process to have the city participate in the program.
Willmar moves toward joining National Flood Insurance Program
May 20, 2019 - 9:20pm
May 16, 2019
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A compensation study completed by Springsted shows that the city of Willmar, on average, pays its employees below market rate when compared with other cities.
Study finds Willmar city employee wages are below market
May 16, 2019 - 7:23am
May 14, 2019
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AEHM LLC has received approval for tax abatement from the city of Willmar to construct a new 24-unit building at the Sunwood Apartment Complex near Ridgewater College.
City tax abatement OK'd for new apartment building in northwest Willmar
May 14, 2019 - 6:20am
May 8, 2019
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The Willmar City Council approved a resolution Monday that directs city staff to pursue the purchase of Block 25 property for a new city hall. Block 25 is located between Second and Third Street Streets Southwest, bordered by U.S. Highway 12 and Benson Avenue Southwest. The city already owns half the block as a city parking lot and will pursue the purchase of the Nelsen and Wodash properties that make up the rest of that block.
Block 25 receives Willmar council support, Land could become a new city hall site
May 8, 2019 - 6:30am
May 7, 2019
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Block 25, the former location of Nelsen’s Laundry on Benson Avenue Southwest in downtown Willmar, is a prospective location for a new city hall. The Willmar City Council on Monday approved a resolution directing city staff to begin the process to possibly acquire property there. The city is interested in purchasing both the Nelsen Laundry property and the John Wodash properties in that block. Each is currently listed at $100,000.
Willmar to pursue Block 25 downtown for new city hall
May 7, 2019 - 12:01am
May 6, 2019
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune  The city of Willmar is looking for an interim city administrator to help keep the city moving forward while the search is on for a full-time replacement.
Willmar council takes steps to begin administrator search
May 6, 2019 - 6:45am
May 4, 2019
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Willmar City Council to meet Monday
May 4, 2019 - 10:16am
May 1, 2019
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A four-season shelter is being planned for Robbins Island, to be built where the Guri Endresen Shelter currently sits, just north of the swimming beach on Foot Lake.
Willmar Council approves a Robbins Island shelter plan
May 1, 2019 - 6:16am
April 23, 2019
Block 25, the former location of Nelsen’s Laundry on Benson Avenue Southwest in downtown Willmar, is a prospective location for a new city hall. The Willmar City Council during a special meeting on April 29 will consider purchasing the property or building on the current site of the Willmar City Offices.
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Block 25 eyed as possible site for Willmar City Hall
April 23, 2019 - 8:37pm
April 18, 2019
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Cars turn at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 5 and 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar where a roundabout will be constructed this year.
Council OKs agreement for 19th and County 5 roundabout in southwest Willmar
April 18, 2019 - 6:33am
April 17, 2019
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There were many concerns raised Tuesday regarding the Willmar Fire Station site as the location for a new city hall.
Public shares concerns about new city hall near Willmar Fire Station
April 17, 2019 - 6:53pm
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A new four-season shelter at Robbins Island would allow year-round recreation opportunities at the park. A Legacy grant from the state carries a June 2020 deadline for project completion, and the city has not yet approved a design for the shelter.
Willmar worries about Robbins Island project as grant deadline looms
April 17, 2019 - 7:13am
April 15, 2019
The City Hall Task Force last week made its site recommendation for a new city hall – city-owned property adjacent to the Willmar Fire Station – and the matter was on the City Council agenda for possible action Monday night. The council delayed action pending a public input meeting Tuesday and moved consideration of the site to a special meeting April 29.
Willmar council delays city hall vote, sets April 29 special meeting
April 15, 2019 - 9:44pm
April 13, 2019
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The Willmar City Council on Monday discussed the process for finding a new city administrator, and what the future of that position might look like.
Willmar City Council to meet Monday
April 13, 2019 - 1:44pm