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Dave Stuhr, left, and Brad Nichols wheel a bicycle out of the fifth-grade collaborative space Monday at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar after they told students about the Mason Lodge Bikes for Books program.
Willmar students can earn bikes through Masonic reading program
3 hours 11 min ago
October 22, 2018
Willmar School Board to meet Monday at high school
October 22, 2018 - 7:07am
October 18, 2018
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Graduates from the Willmar Class of 2018 listen to the commencement addresses during the  Commencement Ceremony in June at Willmar Senior High School. Minnesota scored among the highest in the nation on the ACT, a college entrance exam.
Minnesota students rank high on ACT scores
October 18, 2018 - 11:33pm
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MACCRAY School Board Chairman Lane Schwitters, left, visits Monday evening with district resident Kristi Caspers during a community meeting in Clara City about the upcoming referendum in the district. Voters will decide three ballot questions on the Nov. 6 ballot seeking bonding authority for facilities improvements.
MACCRAY voters consider $56.1M investment
October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
October 17, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar School Board member Mary Amon, left, answers a question while fellow candidates Jay Lawton and Michelle Marotzke listen Tuesday during the the school board forum conducted by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building. Amon is the only incumbent to file for one of three open seats on the board. Candidate Michael O'Brien could not attend and sent a prepared statement. Candidate Teresa Larsen did not attend.
Willmar School Board candidates discuss strengths of district
October 17, 2018 - 7:39pm
Minnesota students rank high on ACT scores, with regional states not too far behind
October 17, 2018 - 5:38pm
October 15, 2018
University of Minnesota program teaches students how to run secure elections
October 15, 2018 - 8:00am
October 14, 2018
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Why college costs soared as more students enrolled
October 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
October 13, 2018
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Ridgewater College students Brooke Wharem, left, and Mackenzie Moist work together during their biology lab Oct. 4 in Willmar. They are among four  students benefiting this year from a scholarship program for those studying in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Additional scholarships will be awarded in coming years.
Ridgewater participates in scholarship program benefiting STEM majors
October 13, 2018 - 6:44am
October 11, 2018
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Nonresident drop of 26 percent at University of Minnesota forces slowdown in price increases
October 11, 2018 - 10:23pm
Dylan Fulton, 20, died at his fraternity house in St. Paul on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The University of Minnesota student was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, an agriculture fraternity. Courtesy of the Fulton family via St. Paul Pioneer Press
Death of U of M student from South Dakota ruled alcohol-related
October 11, 2018 - 5:56pm
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No threat found after rumors swirl around Willmar Senior High
October 11, 2018 - 3:44pm
October 10, 2018
Category 4 Hurricane Michael pounds Florida
Minnesota college's undergrad enrollment keeps dropping, but there's a silver lining
October 10, 2018 - 9:47pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Devinder Malhotra, Chancellor of Minnesota State, had praise Wednesday for a collaboration to provide career and technical education to high school students in southwest and west central Minnesota. The leader of the college system heard about the Launch Your Future Today program during a visit to Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls and later participated in a “Lunch with Leaders” education panel in Willmar.
Chancellor praises technical education collaboration
October 10, 2018 - 9:16pm
October 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Laura Morales, coordinator of the Adult Basic Education program in Willmar, speaks Thursday evening at the Willmar Public Library about the best way to answer questions when taking GED tests. Morales led a free informational session on obtaining a GED diploma and how Adult Basic Education can help.
GED diploma can expand earning potential
October 9, 2018 - 6:02am
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