Planning of southeast Willmar tiny home development moves forward with project out for bids

September 20, 2022

Planning of southeast Willmar tiny home development moves forward with project out for bids
Willmar—The developer of what is thought to be the first tiny home development in the region has the southeast Willmar project out for bids. Justin Paffrath, also a real estate agent, spoke last week to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission to share the inspiration behind his development, as well as concept plans of how the development will be laid out. Paffrath agreed with EDC Executive Director Aaron Backman that this would likely be the first tiny home development

To plug worker shortage, Willmar hires teachers from abroad

September 12, 2022

To plug worker shortage, Willmar hires teachers from abroad
Photo from left to right: Katherine Giliz Cusa, Almera Jane Amindato, Missi May Flores and Shelamie Santillan are several of the new teachers who are starting the new school year with Willmar Public Schools after being hired through an international teaching program. This is Willmar’s first year hiring teachers abroad to help address its staffing shortage. The teachers have the opportunity to stay teaching in Minnesota for up to five years before being required to return to their home countries
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