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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
March 6, 2017
ESPN expects to lay off more talent in cost-cutting move
LOS ANGELES - ESPN expects to lay off some portion of the approximately 1,000 employees who deliver news, podcasts and TV reports for the Walt...
March 6, 2017 - 2:25pm
June 17, 2016
Minnesota state parks director camps to gather feedback
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK — Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 17, 2016 - 11:51pm
June 15, 2016
Willmar School Board balances budget for the first time in years
WILLMAR — For the first time in several years, the Willmar School Board has adopted a budget that projects no deficit spending. The board adopted...
June 15, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 8, 2016
Willmar School Board approves $1.7 million in cuts
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct that fourth-grade orchestra will be cut next year. The grade level was incorrect in the original version. WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved $1.7 million in budget cuts for the 2016-17 school year. Board members...
February 8, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 4, 2016
Willmar budget cuts reflect changes in education: School Board will take up reductions Monday
WILLMAR — Upcoming budget reductions for Willmar schools include several cuts to the district’s special education staff along with a variety of other changes. The district is planning to trim about $1.7 million from the budget for the 2016-17 school year. The cuts will be about...
February 4, 2016 - 11:00pm
January 6, 2016
Willmar schools eye budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools leaders are beginning the new year thinking about budget cuts for the 2016-17 school year. The Willmar School...
January 6, 2016 - 11:46pm
July 8, 2015
Lawmakers bash plan to cut 57,000 troops, civilians
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Wednesday sharply criticized long-announced U.S. Army plans to cut nearly 60,000 soldiers and civilian personnel due to tight budgets, warning it was risky and short-sighted at a time of Middle East conflict and rising tensions with Russia. Senator John...
July 8, 2015 - 11:08pm
March 10, 2015
Willmar School Board cuts $1 million, lays off non-tenured teachers
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has cut $1 million from its budget for next year and has laid off all non-tenured teachers. The actions came at Monday’s board meeting at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board had discussed the budget cuts for a couple months, and...
March 10, 2015 - 11:29am
January 28, 2015
Proposed DHS cuts would affect Willmar
WILLMAR — This was supposed to be the “mental health” legislative session. But proposed cuts to some Department of Human Services in Gov....
January 28, 2015 - 11:06pm
January 14, 2014
Ethanol producers campaign against proposed cut to Renewable Fuel Standard
Neither icy nor wind-blown roads have stopped Dave Frederickson, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture from doing what he wants the Post...
January 14, 2014 - 11:09pm
January 9, 2014
Loss of nutrition educators through SNAP cuts already felt locally
On the second Tuesday of every month, nearly 200 people line up at the Willmar Area Food Shelf to receive free produce delivered by a truck from...
January 9, 2014 - 11:08pm
May 13, 2013
NLS in west central Minnesota cuts three staff members, gets new auditor
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday approved a resolution to terminate and not renew the contracts of three district teachers or employees. The three include Helen Baldwin, middle school art instructor; Serena Gutnik, media specialist; and Marcia Knutson,...
May 13, 2013 - 11:55pm
March 27, 2012
NLS budget cuts upped to $258K, technology levy spending outlined
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board was presented Monday with a slightly increased list of potential budget cuts for the 2012-13 school year. The list now totals $258,517, which is higher than the initially expected range of $130,000 to $200,000 because the district...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Letter: They're still going to college
"82% of Willmar High School graduates are going to college" -- Looks like neither the ever-increasing costs nor the government cuts to higher education are stopping anyone. Kari Stadem Blomkest
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
American Opinion - On fed spending cuts:
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On fed spending cuts: Lawmakers in Washington are expected to pass another short-term spending bill soon to keep the government operating for another few weeks, but they've been unable...
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am