City Hall is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays* from 9:00AM - 4:30PM (closed for lunch)**. We are located at 8099 County Highway 61. Our phone number is (218)372-3733. *office is closed for all Federal Holidays **Subject to change
Saturday, May 18th 10 AM
· 1995 Chev 3500 dump truck with 8’6” Western truck plow · Salt Dog spreader · Hustler FasTrak Super Duty Mower · 10’ Utility trailer · Lincoln 225 Arc welder
8099 County Hwy 61, Willow River MN (218) 372-3733 All sales “As Is”. Payment due at close of auction.
Front End Loader
1992 John Deere 544E model 9407.3 hours Included: Quick attach bucket JRB Blanks
The City Council is putting together a list of people willing to volunteer for Community projects as you are able. If you are available to help out with projects such as watering flowers, putting up flags and/or Christmas decorations, getting the cemetery ready for Memorial Day, or other items that may come up, please let us know below. Thanks!
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Hello all, As the spring unwinds and summer comes I find myself swamped with things to do. I’m sure all of you can identify. Graduation is coming soon. I’m sad and happy all at once. The last day for the Seniors is May 21st. Good job Seniors. I will miss seeing you at all the sporting events and programs, etc. You’ll all do well.
The Pine County Historical Museum has a large collection of yearbooks from Willow River, but are missing a few. They are looking for someone to donate the ones from 1963-1966-and 1969, and are in the process of having annuals from the towns around the area put on discs. For more information or donations please call Joann Bernard, librarian for the Pine County Historical Museum. Her phone number is 320-630-2917. Thank You.
From Sue: People of all ages are invited to the Kettle River Township hall for a community luncheon. This will take place every Thursday, starting May 2nd. Community Connection Allies (formerly known as Nemadji Resources) will be serving from 12 noon to 1 pm. This is a free will offering meal. This replaces the Senior Dining previously held at the Presbyterian Church in Willow River. The Kettle River Town Hall is located at 77594 Co Hwy 61, between Willow River and Rutledge on the east side of the highway. The delicious food is cooked in the Community Connections Allies kitchen in Bruno and delivered piping hot to the site. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the variety of things that need to be done. Everyone in the surrounding communities are invited. See you there.
The Class of 1981 is a class reunion. They are planning a class reunion this July with the reunion/dinner on the 27th of July and a family picnic on the 28th of July at a classmate’s lake home in Willow River. More information to follow. If you were in this class and haven’t received any information, please contact David Sylvester.
The end of the school year is advancing and there is a bunch of dates to remember. May 24th is Graduation at 7:00pm, May 27th there is No School for Memorial Day, and May 30th is the last day of classes and is an Early Release Day. Wow…this year has gone fast. For the High School Band this is what is up: Thursday, May 16th there will be a Spring High School Concert in the Auditorium at 7pm, the Spring Elementary Music Concert is Thursday, May 23rd at the Auditorium, Friday, May 24th is Graduation in the big Gymnasium at 7 pm, and on Monday, May 27th the kids will play at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Willow River Cemetery and Rutledge Cemetery.
Caleb Anderson from Pine County sent us some information on household hazardous waste events. These are the dates and places: June 22nd in Sandstone and August 17th in Willow River.
People are always looking for a good deal. The City of Willow River is planning to auction off some of their equipment to the highest bidder. They are planning to put the big loader on MN BID. They are planning for al auction sale for the smaller equipment on May 18th. So, make sure to write that on your calendar.
The Rutledge City-Wide Garage Sale will be on May 25th.
The Walking Psalms Bible Study continues to meet every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Willow River Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. We are reading the book of Proverbs. Everyone is welcome.