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June 17, 2016
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers, third from left,  Saturday at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Minnesota state parks director camps to gather feedback
June 17, 2016 - 11:51pm
June 15, 2016
Willmar School Board balances budget for the first time in years
June 15, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 8, 2016
Willmar School Board approves $1.7 million in cuts
February 8, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 4, 2016
Willmar budget cuts reflect changes in education: School Board will take up reductions Monday
February 4, 2016 - 11:00pm
January 6, 2016
Second-grade students work Wednesday on their timekeeping in Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. The Willmar School Board recently discussed cutting $1.7 million from its 2015-2016 budget. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Willmar schools eye budget cuts
January 6, 2016 - 11:46pm
July 8, 2015
Lawmakers bash plan to cut 57,000 troops, civilians
July 8, 2015 - 11:08pm
March 10, 2015
Willmar School Board cuts $1 million, lays off non-tenured teachers
March 10, 2015 - 11:29am
January 28, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton’s two-year state budget would close the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services — which typically has five patients and 40 staff — in Willmar. Other services may be added later. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Proposed DHS cuts would affect Willmar
January 28, 2015 - 11:06pm
January 14, 2014
Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, visits the Granite Falls Energy ethanol plant Tuesday as part of a campaign to urge EPA Director Gina McCarthy to drop a proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Ethanol producers campaign against proposed cut to Renewable Fuel Standard
January 14, 2014 - 11:09pm
January 9, 2014
Nancy Winter, a Kandiyohi County nutrition educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, right, helped teach cooking classes to teen moms as shown in this Tribune file photo of a class conducted in October 2011. Because of federal budget cuts, the University of Minnesota Extension program has eliminated about 40 percent of its county nutrition educators. The staff reductions take effect next week. Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange
Loss of nutrition educators through SNAP cuts already felt locally
January 9, 2014 - 11:08pm
May 13, 2013
NLS in west central Minnesota cuts three staff members, gets new auditor
May 13, 2013 - 11:55pm
March 27, 2012
NLS budget cuts upped to $258K, technology levy spending outlined
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Letter: They're still going to college
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
American Opinion - On fed spending cuts:
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
February 16, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am