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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
January 19, 2016
NLS gets bonds for a low interest rate
NEW LONDON — Nervous stock market investors looking for more stable government bonds may have helped the New London-Spicer School District get an exceptionally low interest rate for their construction bonds. “We got great bids today,” said Greg Crowe, senior municipal advisor...
January 19, 2016 - 11:43pm
January 14, 2016
Dayton's public works agenda would benefit small towns
ST. PAUL — Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems....
January 14, 2016 - 9:07pm
November 24, 2015
New London-Spicer School board approves continuing contract negotiation with construction manager
NEW LONDON — After reviewing proposals and interviewing a half-dozen firms for nearly as many hours Monday afternoon, the New London-Spicer School Board selected a construction manager to help lead the district through a $21.6 mil- lion building project. At its meeting Monday night,...
November 24, 2015 - 10:16pm
November 3, 2015
NLS voters overwhelmingly approve $21.6M bond
NEW LONDON — Voters in the New London-Spicer School District overwhelmingly approved a $21.6 million bond Tuesday for a multi-faceted building...
November 3, 2015 - 11:10pm
NLS voters OK $21.6 million bond for building improvements
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $21.6 million bond issue Tuesday. The unofficial vote tally shows 1,936 votes in favor of issuing the bond for facilities improvements to 931 votes against. Last year NLS voters defeated a $14.6 million...
November 3, 2015 - 8:59pm
Willmar School Board approves land purchase
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved a purchase agreement for 32 acres of undeveloped land at the intersection of Lakeland Drive...
November 3, 2015 - 12:05am
October 29, 2015
New London-Spicer voters to decide bond
NEW LONDON — Voters in the New London-Spicer School District will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not to approve a $21.6 million bond for a building project. The proposal includes a performing arts center and gym at the high school/middle school, additional classrooms...
October 29, 2015 - 11:23pm
Editorial: Time to invest in NLS, YME school districs
Two school districts in west central Minnesota Tuesday will be asking voters to consider spending proposals for specific projects. New London-Spicer School District voters will be voting on a $21.6 million bond for proposed facilities and Yellow Medicine East School District voters...
October 29, 2015 - 3:00am
October 26, 2015
School land sale delayed, still on track
WILLMAR — A purchase agreement for land for a new elementary school in Willmar is not ready yet, but it should be coming soon. The Willmar School Board had been scheduled to approve the purchase agreement at a special meeting Monday, but the paperwork wasn’t ready. Superintendent...
October 26, 2015 - 11:56pm
October 22, 2015
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber endorses NLS bond referendum
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is publicly stating its support of a proposed $21.6 million bond referendum in the New London-Spicer School District. The Chamber’s board of directors voted Thursday to support the referendum. “We encourage...
October 22, 2015 - 10:44pm
September 15, 2015
Bond payments to increase school property taxes in Willmar
WILLMAR — Property taxes for Willmar Public Schools will go up next year, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The Willmar School Board voted to adopt the maximum preliminary levy allowed by the state for 2016. That includes a $3.5 million bond payment. The school...
September 15, 2015 - 12:00am
August 25, 2015
New London-Spicer School Board: Taxes will go down with bond
NEW LONDON –– When New London-Spicer students attend their school open house Thursday to meet their teachers and see their classrooms, their parents will receive information about a $21.6 million proposal to expand the school facilities. The district has set a Nov. 3 special...
August 25, 2015 - 11:30pm
July 6, 2015
Willmar School Board meets Wednesday to sell bonds for building program
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District has received a favorable bond rating for the sale of $50.03 million in bonds this week. Moody’s Investors Service said in a news release that the district has a rating of “Aa3 underlying and Aa2 enhanced.” The enhanced rating comes from...
July 6, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 19, 2015
Unofficial referendum results: Willmar voters approve new school, fail field house
WILLMAR — Voters in the Willmar School District passed one question on a two-question bond issue Tuesday, in unofficial results. Question 1 on the ballot asked if voters want to approve the sale of bonds for a $52.35 million project for academic improvements in the...
May 19, 2015 - 9:02pm
Voters line up
Voters line up before 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center to vote on the Willmar Public School District's bond proposal to...
May 19, 2015 - 8:27am