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
Weekly News Article
For the week of June 29th Hello All, Have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t get your undies in a bundle?” Or the ever famous, “Put your big girl panties on?” Well, these phrases popped into my head this week in discussing problems with the lift station in Willow River. In the last few weeks both the pumps at the lift station on Willow Street have had issues. One of the pumps in the lift station had a pair of women’s underwear caught in the pump. The other pump has had to be cleaned out as well. At the city of Sturgeon Lake a similar issue happened a few months ago. A lift station grinder pump had what looked to be rags and those big wet wipes caught in the pump. It had to be replaced. The cost to fix or replace grinder pumps and lift station equipment runs in the thousands of dollars. I would say that if you don’t want your sewer bills to go up, don’t flush any wipes (even if they say flushable), rags, diapers (I know, right? Who would do that?), feminine products, flammable liquids, disposable dishcloths (throw them in the trash), etc. It comes down to basic common sense. Don’t flush anything down the toilet that is not fecal matter, urine and “septic safe” toilet paper. Otherwise, the sewer bills might have to increase to allow for new grinder and lift pumps. It’s that simple. The Food Pantry in front of the Presbyterian Church is open to everyone. People bring stuff and people take stuff, and that’s what it’s all about. People helping people. We go through the pantry every once in a while and take out what doesn’t seem to be used and put other items in there. We take excess items to either the Sandstone, Family Pathways Food Shelf or the Moose Lake Food Shelf. Everything gets used. Thank you to everyone who has brought food. It is greatly appreciated.
Stay Safe. If you would like to submit some news please email me at email@example.com or call 218-372-3562. Please no solicitations. Thanks. Kathi
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. 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.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 firstname.lastname@example.org