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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 25, 2010
Cuts appear likely for farming areas
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
School Board members answer questions about budget reductions
WILLMAR -- Willmar School Board members said Thursday that they would like to be able to develop a long-term budget plan, but it's very difficult...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
All health programs face cuts
ST. PAUL -- No state health care program escaped Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget axe this week. "It affects almost literally every program that we...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
List of Willmar budget cuts could reach all corners of district
WILLMAR -- The details of the Willmar School District's budget reduction proposal show a long list of programs and fees that could affect every...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
Willmar school officials propose $2M in cuts
WILLMAR -- If the Willmar School Board adopts the list of cuts distributed at its meeting Monday, the school district will have a much different...
February 2, 2010 - 12:00am
NLS School Board considers budget cuts to the tune of $560K
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board reviewed a list Monday of almost $560,000 in potential budget cuts. However, the actual amount the district will need to trim for the upcoming school year hasn't been determined, according to Superintendent Paul Carlson. He said...
February 2, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
State looks at schools to fill huge hole in its bankbook
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools may once again be asked to help pay bills when the state checking account is empty this spring. Schools and their...
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
Willmar may have to wait for its regular aid payment from the state
WILLMAR -- Minnesota school districts could face another financial blow from the state this spring, when some regular aid payments could be held...
January 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Willmar Schools again begin process of cutting from budget
WILLMAR -- Willmar school administrators will be meeting every week in the coming months to discuss potential budget cuts. It's all part of...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Rukavina talks state budget at Ridgewater
WILLMAR -- It's going to take a combination of budget cuts and higher taxes to get Minnesota out of the budget deficit it will face next year,...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
Yellow Medicine county may cut contributions to regional initiatives
GRANITE FALLS -- A host of regional initiatives could fall to the budget axe in Yellow Medicine County. The County Board of Commissioners gave its approval Tuesday to a budget cutting option that includes eliminating the county's contributions to the Prairie Waters tourism effort,...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Pawlenty, DFL lawmakers get a leg up on the 2010 session; Pogemiller extends 'hand of cooperation'
ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov.
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
Mayor's budget cuts will run deep
WILLMAR -- There is no money for establishing railroad crossing quiet zones, no money for more Christmas lights, less money for city parks and...
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
July 1, 2009
DNR moves wildlife office out of Willmar; position is cut
Clarification: A story July 1 concerning the move of the Department of Natural Resources' wildlife office in Willmar to Sibley State Park contained...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Nearly 5K more could be jobless
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's decision to make unilateral budget cuts could cost up to 4,700 jobs across Minnesota, the state economist on...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am