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January 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Fifth-grade student Natalie Santana unpacks her backpack during her tour of Lakeland Elementary School Dec. 20.
Lakeland Elementary opens today in Willmar
January 2, 2018 - 12:03am
December 22, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Lorrie Torres, right, special education paraprofessional educator, and her daughter Lilliana Briones walk Thursday evening through the hallway of Lakeland Elementary School at the open house for the new Willmar school. Briones, who is in kindergarten, will be attending Lakeland in January and her mother will be working there too. A public open house will be held in January.
Lakeland open house: Families invited to see new elementary for first time
December 22, 2017 - 6:35am
December 21, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

After jumping in the pool, kindergarten student Leo Holien, right, shivers as he watches his peers dive in Wednesday at the Polar Plunge fundraising event at the Community Christian School in Willmar.
Willmar's Community Christian School conducts Polar Plunge
December 21, 2017 - 7:12am
December 20, 2017
Tribune file photo
Superintendent John Dotson is completing the final year of his second, three-year contract as superintendent for the BOLD School District.
BOLD postpones superintendent decision
December 20, 2017 - 5:32am
December 18, 2017
Two Harbors High School (Lake County News Chronicle file photo)
Minnesota parent upset over 'The Breakfast Club' being shown in class
December 18, 2017 - 9:26am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Omar Jama, one of the founders of the Community Integration Center, speaks about his experience growing up in Willmar at the Coffee with the Community event Saturday.
Integration Center coffee encourages communication
December 18, 2017 - 7:22am
December 17, 2017
All was pretty much back to normal at the Case IH boys basketball tournament as Benson played Breckenridge on Saturday at Benson High School. The two-day tournament was postponed and the BHS gym evacuated on Friday night after law enforcement received terroristic threats against the school. 
Tom Larson / Tribune
Terroristic threats unsettle small-town hoops tourney in Benson
December 17, 2017 - 5:34pm
December 15, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Christina Kurhajetz, Family and Consumer Science teacher, is overseeing the teacher cadet program at Willmar Senior High School. The new program allows high school students to gain teaching experience at local elementary schools and Willmar Middle School.
Teacher cadets get a taste of future career in Willmar Schools
December 15, 2017 - 10:36pm
Music college abruptly closes in St. Paul; students, faculty shocked, saddened
December 15, 2017 - 8:35am
BOLD to consider part time superintendent
December 15, 2017 - 6:20am
December 13, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

Sherri Broderius, left, will serve as interim superintendent for MACCRAY Schools while the district searches for a permanent replacement. Broderius is shown May 18 talking to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board member Jeanna Lilleberg at the  school in Grove City. Broderius retired in June as superintendent of ACGC Schools.
Broderius to serve as MACCRAY interim superintendent
December 13, 2017 - 6:52am
December 12, 2017
Derek Webb
Minnesota State, faculty union agree on new contract
December 12, 2017 - 12:51pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chasity Ommodt, director of client services and community engagement at The Link, fills a bag with food Nov. 30 at New London-Spicer High School. The bags are distributed on Fridays to students who are in need of extra food for the weekend. The Link partnered with local donors to begin the Wildcat Backpack Program this fall at NLS.play button
Extra nutrition for the weekend: Backpack food program launched at New London-Spicer
December 12, 2017 - 5:34am
December 9, 2017
Photo by Rand Middleton
Willmar School Board to meet Monday, also conduct Truth-in-Taxation hearing
December 9, 2017 - 10:25am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Kennedy Elementary School interventionist Rosanne Kath leads a reading activity Thursday in teacher Anna Mullarky’s fifth-grade classroom. The Willmar School District is having difficulty hiring many positions, from teachers to interventionists, like Kath, who provide intense, small-group instruction focusing on students' specific needs.
Help wanted at Willmar Public Schools: Still jobs to fill three months in
December 9, 2017 - 7:19am