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Craig Johnson, a candidate for president of Ridgewater College, participates Monday in a public forum at the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Community members asked Johnson questions about his past experiences and how he would apply them in leading the local college.
First Ridgewater president hopeful visits Willmar
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March 19, 2018
As classmates Trevor Slaybaugh and Kyler Couture watch, Griffin Dahlberg (all grade 9) cuts reel hubs apart on a tablesaw. Travis Grimler / Forum News Service
Students get real-life manufacturing, sales experience with rattle reels
March 19, 2018 - 5:45am
March 18, 2018
Representative John Lesch points out districts that students should concentrate door knocking efforts at as students from around the state got together to lobby state representatives on a measure to require universal background checks for firearms purchases in Minnesota at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, March 14. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Back-pats and hard truths: Eight Minnesota teens take polite gun-control pitches, not protests, to the Capitol
March 18, 2018 - 8:00am
March 16, 2018
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Sue Broberg lifts brothers Owen, left, and Collin Pilarski into the bus Friday morning in Willmar for a field trip through Willmar Community Education & Recreation.
Willmar area families take field trip to Crayola
March 16, 2018 - 10:52pm
Finalists named for Ridgewater College president
March 16, 2018 - 10:57am
March 14, 2018
MACCRAY wants Broderius to stay
March 14, 2018 - 10:01pm
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Ninth-grade student Ashley Del Real holds a sign naming the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. She was among the 200 students who participated Wednesday morning in a walkout at Willmar Senior High School to raise awareness of gun violence in schools and to honor the 17 Florida victims. play button
'We should feel safe in school': Willmar students, others in region participate in National School Walkout
March 14, 2018 - 9:54pm
More than 40 Red Lake students head back to class on Wednesday, March 14, after attending a walkout in front of the school. The event was one of several held in the area and throughout the country to protest gun violence in schools. The walkout marked a month since the large-scale high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. March 21 also marks the 13th anniversary of the shooting at Red Lake High School that claimed the lives of eight people, including the shooter. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
At Red Lake, site of a 2005 school shooting, walkout carries deep significance
March 14, 2018 - 5:16pm
Willmar students participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday morning.
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National School Walkout comes to Willmar and other schools
March 14, 2018 - 4:44pm
'Students have just had enough:' Walkouts planned across the nation one month after Florida shooting
March 14, 2018 - 9:05am
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Willmar School Board OKs $1.44M in contracts for Kennedy improvements
March 14, 2018 - 7:02am
March 13, 2018
Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul
Rate Minn. schools like restaurants? Parents want simplicity, teachers warn success is complex
March 13, 2018 - 9:22pm
March 12, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during an event at the White House in Washington, Feb. 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
White House vows to help arm teachers, backs off raising age for buying guns
March 12, 2018 - 8:11am
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Officer Alex Anderson carries his lunch tray while first-grade student Kennsy De Jesus Barajas purchases her lunch Thursday in the Kennedy Elementary School cafeteria in Willmar.
An arresting good time: 'Lunch with a Cop' events happening at Willmar elementary schools
March 12, 2018 - 7:02am
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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon speaks to Ken Heitzman’s history class Friday morning at Willmar Senior High School. Students in the class were able to ask Secretary Simon about his experience in politics and how to become more involved as younger citizens.
Election security is top of mind for state Secretary of State
March 12, 2018 - 6:35am