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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
July 11, 2016
Getting a Lego up on learning
WILLMAR—Boxes and trays of Lego bricks and a variety of other small plastic pieces have been strewn across tables in a classroom at the...
July 11, 2016 - 12:02am
July 9, 2016
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR—The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first floor board room at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board is scheduled to approve a preliminary plan for a gymnasium and physical education addition at Willmar Senior High school. Also on...
July 9, 2016 - 12:25am
June 29, 2016
Willmar Public Schools' summer program reaches hundreds of students
WILLMAR—For more than 500 students in Willmar Public Schools, June has been filled with math, science, reading and other activities. The school district's summer school will end this week, while a migrant school program will continue through July 15. Students who are about...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Willmar Public Schools’ summer program reaches hundreds of students
WILLMAR -- For more than 500 students in Willmar Public Schools, June has been filled with math, science, reading and other activities. The school...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 20, 2016
U of M aims to get more tuition aid to middle-class families
MINNEAPOLIS - At the University of Minnesota, officials say, it’s middle-class students who bear the heaviest burden when it comes to paying...
June 20, 2016 - 12:33pm
June 13, 2016
Kids help with Willmar elementary school groundbreaking
WILLMAR — For an elementary school groundbreaking, it made sense to have a group of children be the first to wear hard hats and grab the gold...
June 13, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 11, 2016
Majority of Willmar’s grads heading to college or tech schools
WILLMAR — More than four-fifths of the graduates at Willmar Senior High School will be pursuing some type of post-secondary education next year. The school’s annual survey of graduates found that 201 of the 233 graduates, 87 percent, plan to attend community/technical colleges...
June 11, 2016 - 12:06am
June 6, 2016
AgweekTV: First ag genotyping lab in US opens at NDSU
It's the first of its kind in the nation. A new ag lab has opened on the NDSU campus. It's called the National Ag Genotyping Center, but they...
June 6, 2016 - 6:00am
June 2, 2016
Graduation tab celebrates Willmar's Class of 2016
The 2016 graduation tab, highlighting the students graduating from Willmar Senior High, is now available online here. There are 236 students...
June 2, 2016 - 2:56pm
May 17, 2016
Haugen attends insurance training
WILLMAR — Chad Haugen of Fenstra Insurance of Willmar joined 22 insurance agents at the Grinnell Mutual’s Advanced Commercial Lines Academy April 26-27 in Grinnell, Iowa. While there Haugen learned about Grinnell’s commercial products, services and operations.
May 17, 2016 - 5:53am
Gatewood elected secretary by Minnesota Electrical Association
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Electrical Association elected Joe Gatewood of Gatewood Electric Inc. of Willmar as secretary of the association’s board of directors. The election was conducted during the association’s first-quarter board meeting April 11-13 in Minneapolis. Gatewood...
May 17, 2016 - 5:51am
May 16, 2016
Education advocates watch final deal-making with growing disappointment
ST. PAUL -- Educators had high hopes this would be the year the Minnesota Legislature would begin to address what many consider to be longstanding unfairness in the way public schools are funded. Yet, despite lawmakers having a $900 million budget surplus to work with, most education...
May 16, 2016 - 12:00am
May 15, 2016
State education commissioner a finalist for Minneapolis superintendency
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Education Commissioner has been named one of two finalists for the superintendency of Minneapolis Public Schools. A selection committee, which made the announcement Friday, said Ed Graff, the superintendent of schools in Anchorage, Alaska, was the second...
May 15, 2016 - 7:20pm
May 13, 2016
NLS, Willmar schools respond to new federal transgender guidelines
NEW LONDON—Just four days after the New London-Spicer School Board voted to postpone action on a proposed transgender inclusion policy...
May 13, 2016 - 5:35pm
May 12, 2016
Obama admin to issue decree on transgender access to school restrooms
The Obama administration will issue a sweeping decree on Friday telling every U.S. public school district to allow transgender students to use...
May 12, 2016 - 10:18pm