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Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
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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
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
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January 15, 2014
Esko School evacuated Tuesday after written bomb threat found
ESKO, Minn. -- A bomb threat caused Esko School to be evacuated Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement received a call around 12:25 p.m. about a written bomb threat found in the school. All teachers and students in kindergarten through 12th grade were forced to evacuate immediately...
January 15, 2014 - 11:00am
January 13, 2014
New program in Willmar area to connect high school students with business leaders
WILLMAR — A new program in the Willmar area could potentially give high school students a head start on learning to become successful entrepreneurs and small business owners. The CEO program, which stands for “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities,” was founded in 2008 in...
January 13, 2014 - 5:48am
January 11, 2014
Willmar School Board to receive facility recommendation Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will receive a recommendation Monday from the facilities task force it appointed last year. The task force voted in December to recommend building a new middle school near the high school at the northeastern edge of Willmar. The board meets at...
January 11, 2014 - 12:09pm
January 8, 2014
Willmar students returned to school today
Willmar students wait for their bus at 10 a.m. today at the corner of Trott Avenue SW and Eighth Street SW in Willmar. After 18 days off, Willmar...
January 8, 2014 - 10:38am
MACCRAY board to discuss what's next after $20M bond rejected for single elementary
CLARA CITY – Voters in the MACCRAY School District rejected a $20 million bond issue Tuesday for a new elementary school and an auditorium/theater in Clara City by a tally of 1,067 against the measure to 733 in favor, according to unofficial results presented to school board...
January 8, 2014 - 7:56am
January 7, 2014
MACCRAY voters reject $20M bond for single elementary school
CLARA CITY – Voters in the MACCRAY School District rejected a $20 million bond issue tonight for a new elementary school and an auditorium/theater in Clara City by a tally of 733 in favor to 1,067 against, according to unofficial results presented to school board members. Frigid...
January 7, 2014 - 9:02pm
Willmar and NLS schools will open two hours late Wednesday
Willmar and New London-Spicer schools will be opening two hours late Wednesday. Both school district and others across west central Minnesota have been closed Monday and today due to the dangerous cold temperatures and resulting wind chill.
January 7, 2014 - 4:54pm
January 6, 2014
Many area schools will be closed Tuesday
WILLMAR — Many school districts in the area will be closed again Tuesday, as brutally cold temperatures and wind chills continue to plague Minnesota. Other districts will be starting two hours late. Schools were closed today by order of Gov. Mark Dayton, but Dayton...
January 6, 2014 - 4:37pm
Local school districts will decide whether to close on Tuesday
ROSEVILLE — The state is leaving it up to local school leaders to decide whether to hold classes on Tuesday, when temperatures are expected...
January 6, 2014 - 10:38am
January 3, 2014
Parents of young children in the MACCRAY School District urging ‘no’ vote as district seeks approval of $20M in bonds
RAYMOND — Marriage to Shaun Shubert brought Shelly from the West Coast to Maynard, while a job in Willmar and a house to make their home brought...
January 3, 2014 - 10:55pm
Bemidji teacher arrested on sex crime charges
A teacher at a Bemidji charter school has been arrested and faces sex crime charges. Paul Johnson, 48, was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct, according to records at the Beltrami County Jail. Johnson is a math teacher at Voyageurs...
January 3, 2014 - 9:37am
December 27, 2013
‘Robostudents’: Two CCS students will use telepresence to attend school while they are in Florida
By Linda Vanderwerf firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR — When students return from their break on Jan. 6, Community Christian School of Willmar...
December 27, 2013 - 10:47pm
December 26, 2013
School-in-the-school: Willmar students have new options at high school
WILLMAR — Emily Turrubiates, a sophomore at Willmar Senior High, is on her second trip through an algebra class, and she feels like she’s...
December 26, 2013 - 10:59pm
December 24, 2013
Holiday basketball tournament continues to benefit 30-year-old Willmar school foundation
WILLMAR — For more than 30 years, the boys basketball holiday tournament has raised money to help make sure needy kids can participate in sports. The tournament was started by some Willmar businessmen who wanted to find a way to help pay activity fees for kids whose families couldn’t...
December 24, 2013 - 8:06am
December 17, 2013
MACCRAY debates $20M bond vote
RAYMOND — Voters in the MACCRAY School District go to the polls Jan. 7 to answer this question, according to School Board Chairman Lane Schwitters: “Does MACCRAY believe a unified school will provide the best education?’’ Schwitters spoke Monday evening to a crowd that filled...
December 17, 2013 - 10:50pm