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
NOTICE FOR BIDS We are now accepting bids for roof repair and/or replacement.All estimates should be submitted by June 5th to the City of Willow River, 8099 County Hwy 61, P.O. Box 125, Willow River. Bids will preferably include two separate amounts – one for repair only and one for full replacement. Bids will be reviewed during the June city council meeting. Call (218)372-3733 for more details.
NEW: Online pay now available for sewer/water bills!
You can now pay your water/sewer bill online! Visit www.ub-pay.com To register for the first time, use Municipality Code: WillowRiverMN795 You must enter your name exactly as it appears on your bill (Capitalization is important)
Weekly News Article
Week of May 16th The weather seemed to go from winter to summer. I am enjoying the warmth and sunshine. It is great to get out in the yard again and play in the dirt. The grass is really growing fast now with all that water we received. I think mowing lawns is on the top of everyone’s list now. My new daffodil bulbs that I planted last fall are showing their bright shiny faces. When your outside the bad things in the world go away and the birds keep singing. I think that is what I’ll focus on this week. Sturgeon Lake Lions Club is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Sturgeon Lake City Hall on Saturday, May 28th from 8 am to 12 noon. This fund raiser will be supporting the Willow River School FFA (Future Farmers of America). The City of Willow River now has online bill pay available for city water and sewer bills for those that want them. Just read the back of your bill card and register on-line by following the directions on the back of the card. You may also access account history and your bills through the link. At the school: Willow River community education presents Cribbage May Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on the Mondays In May at the Willow River High School library. They are requesting experienced cribbage players to come and play cribbage with the kids aged third grade and up. This helps with their math skills, social skills, and it’s really fun too. You can contact Jessica at email@example.com for more information. All skill levels are accepted. There is a snack provided. Elementary Track and Field Day will be held on May 25th, with the backup date being the next day. May 27th is an Early Release Day and also Graduation for the seniors at 7 pm, May 30th is no school for Memorial Day. At St. Mary’s/ St. Isidore’s Church: Fr. Francis will be on vacation in the coming two weekends of 21/22 and 28/29. Fr. Walsh will cover on those weekend masses. Please check the parish calendar to see on which days morning masses will be available. St. Mary’s and St. Isidore’s office will be closed on May 30 , June 17, and June 20-22. The Sunday morning 8:30 am Mass will be switching over to St. Isidore’s Catholic Church on May 29, 2022. On Sunday, May 22nd there will be doughnuts and coffee served after the 8:30 am Mass at St. Mary’s Church. This will be the last Mass for the season at St. Mary’s. May 29th will be doughnut Sunday at St. Isidore’s Church after Mass. The Knights of Columbus meeting will be held on May 22nd at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm and meeting to follow at 7 pm. On May 29th there will be a Doughnut Sunday at St. Isidore’s after Mass. The Knights of Columbus will be praying the Rosary on Tuesday mornings after the 8:30 am Mass at Holy Angels Church. This is in honor of the Blessed Mother through the month of May. The Legion of Mary will meet at the St. Mary’s Center Wednesday’s at 5 pm. Kathi Bennett
Thursdays at noon Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. is in charge of providing the delicious meals. A one-time registration is necessary to participate. Call 1-800-662-5711 ext 6899 to register. To receive a lunch, call the Moose Lake Kitchen at (218)485-4937 no later than 8 am on Thursday and lunch will be delivered shortly before noon. Served at the Kettle River Township Hall (or at Willow River City Park weather depending). 77594 County Hwy 61, Willow River. A contribution of $4 is asked for each meal.
*Menus are posted at the Willow River Post Office and LuLu's Laundromat. They are also published in the Star Gazette and the Evergreen.