WILLMAR — 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.
Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is applying for a grant extension to allow the city time to complete the project, due to the grant’s expiration in September 2022, according to Willmar Planning and Development Director Justice Walker.
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WILLMAR — It was a special night. Nine local business owners celebrated their graduation from Elevate Community Business Academy on June 28, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.
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After much anticipation, the new Subway built on First Street South could be open by Friday in Willmar; Papa Murphy’s recently opened in its new location.
WILLMAR — If all goes well, the new Subway on First Street South will be open on Friday.
The new Subway at 605 First St. S. has been under construction for months, and it seemed like nothing was taking place for some of that time. However, the parking lot was paved this week, and new signage was installed as well.
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Kandi Acres | Hawick, MN
Tiffany Farrier | Owner
Walking up to the Kandi Acres farm house you notice there is a lot going on. Goats are everywhere. Chickens can be heard clucking. There are 6 dogs inside, and another 13 new
The Willmar City Council designated the spending of additional American Rescue Plan Act funds at its meeting June 20, and authorized the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the 2 WILLMAR — Another portion of American Rescue Plan Act funds was earmarked for use by the city of Willmar during the Willmar City Council meeting June 20.
The total amount of funds the city will receive is approximately $2.1 million.
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Mid-Minnesota Development Commission and Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission worked together, and with other agencies, to create videos to provide information and assistance to those who may qualify for frontline worker pay compensation from the state of Minnesota.
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St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today grant awards of nearly $4.1 million to 11 Minnesota cities. These grants play a significant role in the cleanup of contaminated sites for redevelopment.
This includes the Block 25 site in Willmar, Minnesota.
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Elevate Community Business Academy (CBA) Spring 2022 Graduation Celebration & Dinner | 6.28.2022
Students gather, getting corsages pinned carefully onto them, faces smiling at one another as they arrive. Their families come in, staying in the background snapping pictures. It is a big night—graduation.
The students have met once a week for three hours for the last 12 weeks as part of the Elevate Community Business Academy. Sarah Swedburg, Business Development Manager