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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 22, 2013
Obama to propose new system for rating colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.
August 22, 2013 - 6:52am
August 19, 2013
Education Minnesota makes donation to Willmar Schools
WILLMAR — School supplies for kids in the Willmar Public Schools will come from across the state this fall. On Monday Tammy Knapper, president...
August 19, 2013 - 11:26pm
August 15, 2013
Willmar, Minn., School District will not appeal arbitration ruling
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District will not appeal an arbitration decision from last month. A state arbitrator ruled that the monitoring of reading progress by students is a teaching duty under the district's contract with the Education Minnesota educators' union. Three...
August 15, 2013 - 11:52pm
August 13, 2013
First phase of $14M Ridgewater College's project ready for students
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College staff members are getting ready to move furniture and equipment into classrooms remodeled for its agriculture...
August 13, 2013 - 11:24pm
August 12, 2013
Willmar, Minn., seeking part-time workers to help kids with math, reading
WILLMAR - Willmar Public Schools are looking for paraprofessionals to work with elementary children in the coming school year, which begins Sept. 3. And the roofing system on the Willmar Senior High building is again causing headaches, judging from discussions at Monday's Willmar...
August 12, 2013 - 11:06pm
August 9, 2013
Obama to sign student loan deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise.
August 9, 2013 - 7:45am
August 1, 2013
House backs measure that reduces cost of borrowing college loans
WASHINGTON — A bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Obama for his signature. The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets, offering lower rates for most...
August 1, 2013 - 12:02am
July 28, 2013
Differences small between student loan bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link college students' interest rates to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall.
July 28, 2013 - 11:49pm
July 27, 2013
Teachers win arbitration ruling against Willmar Public Schools
WILLMAR - The Willmar School District may have to adjust the way it schedules some of its teachers under a state arbitration ruling filed this week. The district could file an appeal in court. Otherwise, the arbitration ruling will stand. Three elementary reading teachers filed...
July 27, 2013 - 5:00am
July 23, 2013
No change now for ACGC operating levy
GROVE CITY - The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board had been prepared to seek voter approval this fall to revoke and replace its current operating levy that generates added revenue for educational programs. But on Monday the board instead voted to delay that decision until next...
July 23, 2013 - 11:46pm
Ownership of Cosmos, Minn., school building remains in ACGC's hands
COSMOS - When negotiations began earlier this year, it was fully expected that by July the city of Cosmos would be the owner of the former elementary school in town. The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District was looking to sell the structure after it moved its elementary students...
July 23, 2013 - 11:40pm
Kids at Willmar, Minn., science camp build bridges and shoot off rockets
WILLMAR - A plastic 35mm film canister with an Alka Seltzer tablet and a bit of water inside makes a dandy little rocket. But if you make it...
July 23, 2013 - 11:38pm
Grants, scholarships key to paying for college
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae
July 23, 2013 - 7:00am
July 22, 2013
Ridgewater instructor named Fulbright Scholar
WILLMAR - Dr. Kathy Steffen, an English instructor at Ridgewater College's Hutchinson campus, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach for the 2013-14 academic year. She will teach at the Pereyaslav-Khmelnsytsky Hryhoriy Skovoroda State Pedagogical University in the city...
July 22, 2013 - 11:18pm
July 18, 2013
Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates.
July 18, 2013 - 6:42am