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St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
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Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 3, 2013
Ridgewater works with businesses to improve the region’s economy
A recent study indicated that Ridgewater College has a $90 million economic impact on the region around its campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson....
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
NLS is catching up on technology
Public schools are always introducing new technology for their students. At one time, it meant film strips, then films, then televisions,...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 2, 2013
Lack of vocational workers in Minn. starts in high school
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota companies are struggling to fill manufacturing jobs, and one big reason is likely the decline of technical trade courses in the state's high schools. Minnesota Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/11dIglz ) that the No Child Left Behind initiative...
April 2, 2013 - 11:08am
March 21, 2013
Exercise provides Willmar, Minn., teens with a sense of the responsibilities involved in being a parent
WILLMAR — Like real babies, there were eggs first. That’s what students were given to care for during last year’s child development class at Willmar Senior High School. While caring for a hen’s egg may not be the same as tending to the needs of a human infant, the exercise...
March 21, 2013 - 11:35pm
March 11, 2013
Study shows Ridgewater College's $90M economic impact
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College has an economic impact of $90 million on the regional economy and contributes 1,172 jobs, according to a study released Monday by the college. The study also concluded that Ridgewater College generates approximately $5 million in tax revenues for state...
March 11, 2013 - 11:37pm
NLS receives list of areas where budget could be cut by $227,000
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School Board received the first draft Monday of potential budget reductions for the 2013-14 school year. The administration-recommended list includes $191,905 in cuts on the “consider” list and $91,207 in cuts on the “potentially consider”...
March 11, 2013 - 11:19pm
Willmar, Minn., School District layoffs affecting 80 non-tenured teachers; many likely to return
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board voted to terminate the contracts of 80 non-tenured teachers Monday, an annual practice. Many of the teachers may be rehired before the next school year, depending on the district’s needs and financial condition. The list includes 25 full-time...
March 11, 2013 - 11:14pm
iPads open up world of opportunity in art class at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
WILLMAR - No more overloaded backpacks or sore back for Karina DeJong — or her classmates — this year. The Willmar Senior High senior says...
March 11, 2013 - 11:23am
March 8, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Senior High has seen major changes due to iPads
WILLMAR — The social studies department at Willmar Senior High makes about 3,000 copies a month now. A year ago, that number was 20,000. The primary reason for that 85 percent drop? iPads. Willmar started the school year by issuing an Apple iPad tablet computer to every junior and...
March 8, 2013 - 11:06pm
March 4, 2013
Willmar, Minn., student creates wood plaques for iCardinals recognition wall at high school
WILLMAR — Engraved blocks of cherry wood make up the iCardinals Campaign recognition wall in the commons area of Willmar Senior High, thanks...
March 4, 2013 - 12:03am
March 2, 2013
NLS sets target range for budget cuts at $145K to $200K
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School District’s finance committee is recommending budget reductions of between $145,000 to $200,000 for the upcoming school year. The New London-Spicer School board heard the recommendations Thursday. The board also approved revisions to the...
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am
February 28, 2013
No safety concerns regarding lockdown at NLS, Minn., school
NEW LONDON — A temporary lockdown was conducted Thursday in the New London-Spicer Middle School and High School after a student experienced a crisis situation. No weapons were involved and all the students were safe, according to school administrators. The lockdown lasted about...
February 28, 2013 - 11:00pm
February 26, 2013
Gores named president at SMSU in Marshall, Minn.
MARSHALL — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system today appointed Connie J. Gores to be the next president of Southwest Minnesota State University. According to a news release issued by SMSU, Gores has served at Winona State University since...
February 26, 2013 - 2:19pm
February 24, 2013
Meetings to discuss schools planning start Wednesday
WILLMAR — Neighbors of Willmar’s elementary and middle schools are invited to attend a series of public meetings to discuss plans to improve safety for children who walk or bike to school. Meetings for the Safe Routes to Schools plans begin this week. The Mid-Minnesota De-velopment...
February 24, 2013 - 11:35pm
February 22, 2013
Sixth-grader with rare disease wants to be treated like regular kid
By Linda Vanderwerf firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR — Aaron Isle wants everyone to know “not to treat me different,” but that can be a tall...
February 22, 2013 - 11:35pm