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Retiring Willmar School Board member Sandi Unger of Willmar speaks about her time on the School Board. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Unger looks back at highs and lows of 15 years on Willmar School Board


WILLMAR — Sandi Unger received two pieces of advice when she joined the Willmar School Board 15 years ago.

Several of the sitting members told her to “keep your mouth shut; when we want your opinion, we’ll ask for it.” They also said, “Decisions are easy when you think about what’s best for kids.”

As she reflected this week on her board tenure, Unger said with a smile that “I did better at one than the other.”

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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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