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A public hearing regarding a land sale for a tiny home development and a public hearing for the rezoning of property surrounding the Uptown Willmar mall will take place during the Monday, Aug. 15, meeting of the Willmar City Council.
Willmar City Council on Monday supported moving forward with a state grant application to make nearly $950,000 in improvements to Minnesota Highway 40, which will facilitate the development of a $40 million project in the city's industrial park.
Willmar City Council is being asked to consider approval of a Transportation and Economic Development grant at its Aug. 1 meeting.
A landowner has filed a civil lawsuit claiming adverse possession of a property that Chippewa County is seeking to purchase for a new park near the Minnesota River, south of Montevideo.

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Willmar’s downtown streetscape plan is coming together with a new design that will meet the requirements of the Small Cities grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The national soft goods retail store TJ Maxx will be occupying the vacant OfficeMax building, located at 1901 S. First St. in Willmar.
After much anticipation, the new Subway built on First Street South might open as early as Friday. Papa Murphy's recently opened in its new location on First Street South.
All contracts for the new Willmar Municipal Utilities substation have come in under budget. The substation is expected to be energized in November.
CNH Industrial has bought the Buhler building and is renovating it to be a receiving and warehouse facility for the company.
Willmar's Planning Commission approved a preliminary plan contingent on being granted a variance for properties at 137 and 223 Benson Ave. SE after a unique situation was discovered — an easement for an underground pipe.

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MinnWest Technology Campus has asked the city of Willmar for property tax abatement for three buildings on the eastern side of campus. A hearing is slated Monday. The management company was previously granted abatement is 2015 for eight parcels on the campus and has already met and exceeded the condition of that abatement for the addition of full-time workers.
A housing task force was created at the May 2 Willmar City Council meeting. A group of 15 to 16 people is expected to work for three months, or even less, and report back to the city and other partners trying to promote the availability of more housing. Although more apartment complexes are under construction, single-family housing has been identified as a particular need.

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