Willmar is located 2 hours west of the Twin Cities, and is a thriving small town of nearly 20,000. Willmar is very diverse, with large populations of immigrants from Latin America and Northeast Africa. In 2001, Willmar was recognized by the National Civic League as an "All American City" for success in welcoming new populations.
U.S. Highways 12 and 71, as well as Minnesota State Highways 23 and 40, all pass through Willmar. Willmar is also home to the Jennie-O poultry plant.
Driving directions to the Willmar shovel-ready site