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Students at Roosevelt Elementary School. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Student numbers are up in Willmar, Minn., and consistent in other area school districts


WILLMAR -- Willmar's schools are fitting in about 100 more students than they did a year ago.

The area's largest school district, Willmar had 4,135 students in all K-12 programs at the end of September. A year ago, the Oct. 1 enrollment was 4,036. Enrollment is about the same as it was two years ago at this time.

Enrollment decreased about 20 students each in the New London-Spicer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and Benson schools from 2011 to 2012.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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