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Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate
County Road 23 to open Wednesday east of Willmar
Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
Abandoned Minnesota mine shaft becomes a bass hideout
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
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