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Mayor proposes changes for Willmar city budget in 2013

September 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Mayor Frank Yanish is proposing to dedicate a $240,000 property tax increase to increased street improvements rather than to general operating expenses such as salaries and snowplowing in the 2013 city budget.
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City Council OKs airport engineering contract

April 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar City Council has authorized city staff to negotiate a five-year professional services agreement with a consultant for airport engineering and planning services after council members asked a few questions related to the agreement.
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Willmar, Minn., City Council to select city attorney March 19

March 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Two law firms proposing to provide city attorney services have made their pitch to members of the Willmar City Council, and council members will make a decision next week prior to the regular meeting.
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Design Center, city seek public comments to update downtown improvement plan

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR When Roy Stiff incorporated his KandiComp digital services company in 2004, he immediately wanted to move downtown.
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Crews searching Long Lake in Stevens Co. after boat capsized

September 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Crews are continuing to search Long Lake in Stevens County for a person who fell out of a boat when it reportedly capsized Sunday night.
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Buried remains found in backyard of missing Alberta woman

July 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ALBERTA, Minn. – The Stevens County sheriff has confirmed a body has been found buried in the backyard of an Alberta woman who’s been missing since last December. Continue Reading

After an early job scare, Solvie celebrates 42 years with Stevens County

June 29, 2011 in Morris Sun Tribune

Kieth Solvie, Stevens County’s Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer, is retiring Thursday after 42 years at a job he wasn’t sure would last all that long Continue Reading

City Council approves employment agreement with new city administrator

May 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar City Council has approved an employment agreement with Charlene Stevens as the new city administrator. Stevens will begin her duties Aug. 1. She is presently assistant county manager of Sedgwick County, Wichita, Kan.
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911 working in Kandiyohi County, YM County calls rerouted to Lyon Co.

May 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Emergency 911 calls are being received in Kandiyohi County, but other area counties are having difficulties with emergency calls. Continue Reading

Hazardous driving conditions reported, Hwy 28 closed west of Morris

December 31, 2010 in Morris Sun Tribune

WILLMAR – Hazardous driving conditions are reported on roads in western Minnesota, including a section of state Highway 28 near Morris that has been closed. Continue Reading