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The current Willmar City Offices are located in downtown Willmar, and the consensus of the Willmar City Council during discussions last week and Monday is to keep any new city hall somewhere in the downtown area.
Willmar council restarts city hall discussions
1 hour 31 min ago
January 14, 2019
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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
Shelby Lindrud / TribuneThe Willmar City Council and department heads met in a two-day council retreat Friday and Saturday at Bremer Bank. Discussion topics included how to better work together, stormwater, city hall, local option sales tax and council meeting structure.
Willmar City Council trying to be more efficient and open in 2019
January 14, 2019 - 7:23am
January 13, 2019
Willmar City Council to hold work session Monday
January 13, 2019 - 8:43pm
January 11, 2019
Willmar to end early retirement program
January 11, 2019 - 3:03pm
January 10, 2019
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JH LLC plans to start construction this spring of the first building in its planned four-building apartment complex in Willmar. The Willmar City Council approved tax increment finacing for the project at Monday's council meeting. The complex will be located on 15 acres on Kandiyohi County Road 5, north of Seventh Avenue Northwest.
Spring construction expected on new Willmar apartment complex
January 10, 2019 - 6:05am
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Willmar City Council to hold annual retreat
January 10, 2019 - 5:18am
January 7, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Newly elected Willmar City Councilor Vicki Davis is sworn in Monday at the first council meeting of the year at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. Davis replaces longtime council member Ron Christianson, who decided not to run for a sixth term representing Ward 2. At right is Andrew Plowman, who was re-elected in November.
A new year, a new Willmar City Council: Davis takes seat, Fagerlie elected mayor pro tempore
January 7, 2019 - 10:27pm
January 5, 2019
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Willmar City Council to meet Monday
January 5, 2019 - 10:27am
December 29, 2018
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The dugouts at Bill Taunton Stadium, home of the Willmar Stingers, are in need of repair. The Willmar City Council has approved a renovation project, which will be paid for, in part, by the Willmar Baseball Association.
Willmar's Baker Field to have new dugouts in 2020
December 29, 2018 - 6:28am
December 27, 2018
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A restroom, a long with a dressing room and picnic shelter, are one of the few public covered areas at Robbins Island Park. The city of Willmar plans to construct a four-season shelter at the park for public access.
Grant funds for Robbins Island boardwalk moved to 4-season shelter
December 27, 2018 - 8:26am
December 26, 2018
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The Willmar City Council has decided to end its early retirement program, which paid for a portion of an employee's health insurance until they were eligible for Medicare if they retired after reaching the Rule of 90.
Willmar Council ends early retirement program for city employees
December 26, 2018 - 6:48am
December 19, 2018
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Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson thanks city staff, administration and council, along with his voters and supporters, at Monday's meeting. Christianson is retiring from the council after 24 years.
Ron Christianson says goodbye as he finishes off more than 20 years on Willmar City Council
December 19, 2018 - 5:22am
December 18, 2018
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The Willmar Wye project master agreement was approved Monday evening by the Willmar City Council. The project will allow trains to travel between the Marshall and Morris subdivision without having to come into downtown Willmar and change engines. This should reduce traffic disruptions and train noise.
City approves master agreements for Willmar Wye
December 18, 2018 - 6:35am
December 10, 2018
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Bruce Peterson, Willmar Planning and Development Services director, is retiring Jan. 31. The Willmar City Council at a labor committee meeting Wednesday discussed finding a new director.
Willmar council discusses search for planning director as Peterson's retirement looms
December 10, 2018 - 6:21am