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The Willmar School Board hears from students Monday during a meeting in WIllmar where the board discussed its budget cuts. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar begins cutting teachers


WILLMAR -- After approving nearly $2 million in budget cuts Monday, the Willmar School Board began the formal process of laying off or reducing the hours of staff members before the next school year.

The board voted to cut $1.75 million from the 2010-11 budget. The cuts include a variety of increased fees, layoffs and cuts in expenses in the district's $40 million general fund budget.

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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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