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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
June 23, 2016
Early voting starts today for primary election
WILLMAR — There’s still more than a month to go before the primary election but Minnesota voters can start voting early today. Absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary can be obtained from local elections offices — typically the county auditor’s office — by mail or in person....
June 23, 2016 - 9:46pm
April 17, 2012
Mother's Day weekend walleye opener?
ST. PAUL -- Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication, Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Monday expressed no support for moving the fishing opener to May...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Some lawmakers ready to adjourn
ST. PAUL -- Every issue in front of the Minnesota Legislature is optional as it prepares to adjourn in a few days, a couple of weeks ahead of its mandatory May 21 last day. As lawmakers return from a 10-day Easter-Passover recess on Monday, there is nothing they absolutely have to...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
State council members impressed with early childhood programs in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Members of the Governor's Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. The group held its first meeting outside the Twin Cities...
January 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
September 9, 2010
Leaving their mark
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
SW Minn. schools start early year in the heat
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) -- The school year has begun for 16,000 students in southwestern Minnesota, who are part of a three-year experiment to see if starting class before Labor Day can improve test scores. State law normally prevents districts from starting before Labor Day, a statute...
August 24, 2010 - 1:30pm
July 19, 2010
Batman: The early years
July 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Legislature may address proposals for early voting in '10 session
WILLMAR -- With memories of a long Senate recount still lingering, and a lively governor's race looming, the Legislature is expected to take...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters WILLMAR -- More than 4 out of 5 fire departments use on-call...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 15, 2009
Mobile preschool program expands
WILLMAR -- The Growmobile, the mobile preschool program operated by the United Way of West Central Minnesota, has launched for the summer and has expanded to five additional towns in Kandiyohi County. The program brings early childhood and parent education to local neighborhoods...
June 15, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Early school start OK'd
ST. PAUL -- A House Committee gave its blessing to allowing school districts to begin classes before Labor Day for the next two years. On a 14-5 vote, the House K-12 Education Finance Committee approved the bill, which has other committee stops before reaching a full House vote. The...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
United Way launches 'Born Learning' campaign
WILLMAR -- United Way of Kandiyohi County and its women's philanthropy initiative are kicking off a public engagement campaign this week called "Born Learning." The campaign is part of an effort by Empower, the women's philanthropy initiative, to increase kindergarten readiness to...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am