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Kandiyohi County, Charter Communications partner on $800,000 broadband project to serve 170 homes, businesses

May 16, 2022

Kandiyohi County, Charter Communications partner on $800,000 broadband project to serve 170 homes, businesses
A cooperative project between Kandiyohi County and Charter Communications will bring broadband to more than 170 rural, unserved homes and small businesses in the county. Charter is investing more than $563,000, and the county has committed nearly $240,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding. Read the full story from the West Central Tribune 

Dirt is moving along Highway 23 gaps project, a moment of celebration for supporters

May 10, 2022

Dirt is moving along Highway 23 gaps project, a moment of celebration for supporters
While construction has already begun on the north gap of the Highway 23 four-lane project, supporters gathered Friday in Roscoe to officially celebrate the start of the long-planned and wished-for project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Roadside Tavern Banquet Hall, with various state, county, city and township dignitaries from along Minnesota Highway 23 in attendance. See pictures of the event and read the full article at the West Central Tribune 

Willmar Recreation and Event Center is starting to take shape

December 4, 2021

Willmar Recreation and Event Center is starting to take shape
WILLMAR—The walls are going up at the construction site of the Willmar Recreation and Event Center, adjacent to the Willmar Civic Center. The precast walls started being installed this week with the help of a very large crane. “By the end of next week, the walls will be completed,” said Rob Baumgarn, Willmar Parks and Recreation director. The steel for the roof is expected to arrive in January. And once the exterior of the building is up and made weather-tight, the work on the inside

Logistics project still a go as Willmar City Council makes changes to agreements

October 19, 2021

Logistics project still a go as Willmar City Council makes changes to agreements
WILLMAR—A large logistics facility to be constructed in the Willmar Industrial Park is still a go, though changes have been made to the land purchase agreement between the city and Ruedebusch Development & Construction National, the project developer. The Willmar City Council, at its meeting Monday, made amendments to the purchase agreement and major subdivision plat. The council also approved the development agreement with RDC National, which lays out the responsibilities of each party. RDC

Willmar apartment projects move forward while concerns rise regarding single-family home options

September 15, 2021

Willmar apartment projects move forward while concerns rise regarding single-family home options
WILLMAR—The number of apartment units continues to increase in Willmar as multi-family housing developments are constructed and opened. Aaron Backman, director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, updated the commission’s joint operations board Sept. 9 about projects at various levels of development. Block 25 Flats, to be constructed in downtown Willmar, is moving along, even though there have been some delays due to site contamination. “That

New Subway restaurant to replace 1st Street location

September 1, 2021

New Subway restaurant to replace 1st Street location
WILLMAR—Sandwich lovers will soon have a new place to get their favorite Subway subs. Construction has begun on the new Willmar restaurant, located at the intersection of First Street South and Minnesota Avenue Southeast, across from Domino’s Pizza. The building will be 2,200 square feet and will include a drive-thru on the east side of the structure. There will also be plenty of parking, with the city-required maximum of 37 spaces. According to the building permit issued in July by

Land sale for major logistics project in Willmar moves to City Council

August 6, 2021

Land sale for major logistics project in Willmar moves to City Council
WILLMAR—The possible construction of a massive development project in the Willmar Industrial Park moved closer to fruition on Wednesday, with the Willmar Planning Commission recommending the city sell more than 30 acres of land to RDC National Inc. RDC National is working on behalf of an end user—not yet identified publicly—to construct an over $25 million logistics facility in the Industrial Park’s Fourth Addition, located between Willmar Avenue and Trott Avenue Southwest on the

New home of Ziegler CAT opens in Willmar

August 1, 2020

New home of Ziegler CAT opens in Willmar
WILLMAR—They say third time’s the charm and the new Ziegler CAT facility in Willmar definitely looks like a success. “It is the biggest showroom Ziegler has,” said Dave Ose, branch manager. Willmar is one of 27 Ziegler locations across Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri. The nearly 60,000-square-foot showroom and shop, located at 4600 Highway 71 S., is actually the power equipment dealer’s third store to be in Willmar. Ziegler first arrived in town in 2015 and set up

Willmar Wye road construction reaches milestone

July 22, 2020

Willmar Wye road construction reaches milestone
WILLMAR—In just over 365 days, the site of what will become the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Access Project, or the Willmar Wye, went from farm fields and open spaces to an active construction site where one can already find most of the realigned—but unpaved—U.S. Highway 12 and the beginnings of two new highway bridges on Highway 12 and Minnesota Highway 40. “It has been going fairly well,” said Paul Rasmussen, project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation

New Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services hospital opens in Willmar

June 24, 2020

New Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services hospital opens in Willmar
WILLMAR—Staff and patients are settling into the new children’s psychiatric hospital that opened earlier this month in Willmar. The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services hospital is the only state-owned and -operated facility of its type in Minnesota. The hospital is designed for Minnesota children 4 to 18 years of age who have complex mental illness and behavioral disorders that are so severe the children cannot be treated in their home communities. Construction of the $10 million,
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