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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Estrich commentary: How to get in to the next step
Letter: Does Trump want to take our rights away?
Parker commentary: You wanted anti-establishment?
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
February 16, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am