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Coteau des Prairies Lodge to showcase ND ag products
Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
SDSU study analyzes East River native grasslands
Minn. college student remains missing
ND native who once made 2,750 consecutive free throws dies
Costco tees off on Titleist over golf balls
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
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
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Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 23, 2013
Task force looks to find ways for school district to address outdated, crowded buildings
WILLMAR — Willmar’s school facilities are aging and crowded, leaving officials with some tough decisions to make. A facilities task force...
October 23, 2013 - 11:16pm
More tuition hikes, but rate increase at public school’s a 30-year low
The average tuition and fees charged by public four-year universities in the United States rose 2.9 percent for the 2013-14 school year, the smallest annual increase in more than three decades, according to a study published on Wednesday. But recent declines in grant aid mean many...
October 23, 2013 - 10:27pm
October 22, 2013
Nevada called hero in fatal Nev. school shooting
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang. Police...
October 22, 2013 - 5:00am
October 21, 2013
BEST robotics competition winners named
NEW LONDON — Winners were named in this weekend’s second annual Minnesota BEST high school robotics competition, which was conducted Friday...
October 21, 2013 - 4:13am
October 19, 2013
Willmar School Board discusses policy on members working for the district
WILLMAR — It’s still unclear whether the Willmar School Board will adopt a new policy on allowing board members to work for the district. Board members at their meeting this week discussed a proposed policy that would not allow board members to work for the district but took...
October 19, 2013 - 6:34am
October 16, 2013
Audit shows Willmar Schools in strong position
WILLMAR — The annual audit of the Willmar Public Schools indicates a district with a healthy fund balance and a strong financial position. Paul Harvego, a partner with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing accounting firm in Willmar, went over the district’s financial statements in...
October 16, 2013 - 11:23pm
October 15, 2013
NLS School Board approves superintendent contract
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School Board approved the district’s three-year contract with Superintendent Paul Carlson at the regular meeting Monday. The contract — which starts July 1, 2014, and is for the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years — includes 2.5 percent...
October 15, 2013 - 11:52pm
School proposal divides MACCRAY
CLARA CITY — One longtime observer noted that the last time a crowd packed the high school cafeteria for a MACCRAY School Board meeting was...
October 15, 2013 - 10:54pm
October 14, 2013
MACCRAY voters will go to polls on bonding question
CLARA CITY — Voters in the MACCRAY School District will go to the polls Jan. 7 to decide whether to bond up to $20 million to build a central elementary school and fine arts building at the high school in Clara City. As a crowd filled the high school cafeteria Monday...
October 14, 2013 - 11:01pm
Willmar School Board is split over contract for superintendent
WILLMAR — Three members of the Willmar School Board have voted against a two-year contract renewal for Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard. The contract was approved on a 4-3 vote. The board approved the contract Monday, a rare split vote on an administrator’s contract...
October 14, 2013 - 10:59pm
October 11, 2013
Willmar School Board to meets Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The agenda includes a report on the district’s annual audit and renewal of Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard’s...
October 11, 2013 - 11:11pm
Raymond, Maynard to present alternative to MACCRAY board
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members are expected to decide Monday evening whether to ask district voters to consider a $20 million...
October 11, 2013 - 11:03pm
October 10, 2013
BEST students will show off robots Saturday at Kandi Mall
WILLMAR — The Kandi Mall in Willmar will be the site of a BEST Robotics exhibition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The exhibition is part of the second annual Minnesota BEST Robotics Competition taking place next weekend at New London-Spicer High School. BEST stands for Boosting...
October 10, 2013 - 11:29pm
October 9, 2013
Members of the Student Council at Willmar Middle School unite to address their fellow students in an effort to put an end to bullying
Orange was the color of the day Wednesday at Willmar Middle School, to celebrate National Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. Unity...
October 9, 2013 - 11:18pm
October 7, 2013
Willmar Public Schools Foundation Board takes a long look at requests down road
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Schools Foundation Board has OK’d paying for all or part of the activity fees for eight Willmar Senior High students. The requests, which were approved at the board meeting Monday, totaled $1,885. The requests were all for sports, football,...
October 7, 2013 - 11:37pm