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
Water Freeze Notice Yep! Still keep the faucet running
Please run one of your faucets (about the size of a pencil) to avoid freeze up until further notice.
The City will determine how to compensate residents at the next City Council meeting.
Thank you -The Willow River City Council
Weekly News Article
For the week of April 22nd Hello All, “April Showers bring May flowers”… how often have we heard that? I can’t wait to get on with the May flowers. I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with my yard this summer and hoping for some sunny days to get started. I’m praying for some sunshine. While we are waiting to dig in the dirt there a lot of things going on in the community.
Kindergarten Roundup will be taking place April 26, 2019 from 9am to 11am at the Willow River School. This is for kids aged five years before September 1st, 2019 and their parent(s). You will be able to meet the teachers and administration, as well as exploring the school and completing enrollment papers. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. To register and for more information, please contact Bobbi at email@example.com or by calling 218-372-3131 ext.# 201 or Ms. Chas at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 218-372-3131 ext.#169.
Saturday, April 27th, The Willow River PTO will host the 2nd Annual Color Craze Fun Run starting at 10 am. Forms will be available on the PTO website for both of these events at: willowriverpto.weebly.com or can be requested by email at: email@example.com. Also, May 8th is Senior Recognition Night. That night they will award the scholarships to the kids who have been working diligently.
On April 28th will be a Designer Bag Bingo at Denham. The Sturgeon Lake Lions Club are sponsoring a fun night for Willow River Post Prom. On Sunday, April 28th come on out to Denham Run for the Designer Bag Bingo. This is something new and exciting. The boards will go on sale starting at 12:30 pm with a limit of 100 sold. The first number will be called at 2 pm, there will be 10 games in total and 6 boards per game. It is $35 to play. And you must be 18 years or older to play. First come first serve so get there early.
The end of the school year is advancing and there is a bunch of dates to remember. May 8th is Senior Recognition, 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 Concert in the Auditorium at 7pm, 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.
St. Mary’s Annual Rummage and Bake Sale is coming Saturday, May 4th from 9 am - 1 pm at St. Mary’s Center. Time to clean out your closets and decide on your sale items and donations for the raffle, and get ready to bake.
The Finlayson-Giese Sportsmen’s Club will be having a Gun Raffle for the Willow River and Hinckley-Finlayson Trap Teams on May 11th, 2019 at the Finlayson Municipal Liquor Store. There will also be a Lions Club Meat Raffle that night from 4 to 6 pm. The Gun Raffle is after that. So come on out and have some fun and support the Trap Teams.
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.
The T-ball dates are set for June 17-19 and 24-26. Available for 5 and 6 year olds. More information will be available at a later date. The 2019 swimming lessons for Willow River students will be held at the East Central pool for two weeks over July 8th-July 18th. Students age 6 and up or who have completed Kindergarten are welcome to join.