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February 9, 2019
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The City of Willmar has declared a snow emergency for the Central Business District starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. City parking lots will be open for vehicles otherwise parked on the street during this time.
Snow emergency in place for Sunday in downtown Willmar
February 9, 2019 - 12:51pm
February 4, 2019
A number of buildings in downtown Willmar had graffiti painted on them this weekend. Most of the graffiti was similar to this image from a wall in the 400 block of Benson Avenue.
Records published for Feb. 4, 2019
February 4, 2019 - 5:48am
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 18, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Omar Jama, one of the founders of the Community Integration Center, speaks about his experience growing up in Willmar at the Coffee with the Community event Saturday.
Integration Center coffee encourages communication
December 18, 2017 - 7:22am
November 19, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Two-year-old Harper Luberts rides a toy horse decorated with lights while her mother, Jen Luberts, helps her stay upright at the annual Holidaze parade Saturday in downtown Willmar. The horses were a part of First Presbyterian Church’s float display.
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
November 19, 2017 - 5:21pm
October 23, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The newly opened Community Integration Center is located on Fifth Street Southwest in downtown Willmar. Founded by a group of immigrants from east Africa, the center is open to all members of the community in an effort to overcome cultural, economic and health barriers.
Community Integration Center opens in downtown Willmar
October 23, 2017 - 11:00pm
April 21, 2017
Letter: Would like some answers
April 21, 2017 - 8:24pm
December 9, 2016
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
December 9, 2016 - 5:48am
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
December 9, 2016 - 2:42am
November 26, 2016
Kristian Taketomo letter: No room for xenophobia about downtown Willmar
November 26, 2016 - 8:16am
October 28, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Mayor Marv Calvin pours out a jar of "I Love Willmar" buttons Friday at The Goodness. Calvin wanted to see all the languages they came in. Coffeehouse owners Vicki and Chris Davis said people do not need to purchase anything to get a button. Buttons are free until they run out but they are accepting donations toward the purchase of more of the button
Downtown business giving away 'I Love Willmar' buttons
October 28, 2016 - 11:17pm
September 24, 2016
Construction on  the John's Supper Club building is almost complete at the corner of 3rd Street and Benson Avenue Southwest. The building has sat mainly empty since the fire in May 1991. Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Rising above the fire
September 24, 2016 - 10:46am
July 8, 2016
Beautification ideas bloom at Willmar City Hall
July 8, 2016 - 12:18am
July 5, 2016
As Anton Switajewski, left, rings up merchandise Friday, Paige Bajari bags the purchase at Hardware Hank Express of Willmar. Anton is the son of store owners Randy and Susie Czarnetzki. Anton, who has worked at the store for the past four years, and his girlfriend Paige are working long days during the closing sale. (Shelby Lindrud/Tribune)
Hardware Hank Express to close this month in downtown Willmar
July 5, 2016 - 12:17am
February 12, 2016
Trevor Eckhoff gives an Addams Family ancestor that "Dead Look."play button
The Addams Family 90-minute makeover
February 12, 2016 - 7:56am