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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
EDC gives two students’ companies access to workspace in Willmar
WILLMAR — Two companies started by students Charlotte Ammermann and Chloe Halvorson, who are enrolled in the Kandiyohi County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program, will be able to take advantage of the WORKUP co-working community on the MinnWest Technology Campus thanks...
May 12, 2016 - 5:14am
May 11, 2016
School foundation awards grant for book giveaway at Willmar Stingers game
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Schools Foundation Board has approved a request to fund books for elementary students, but turned down a request for swimsuits and flotation devices for middle school students learning to swim. The board met Monday to discuss requests and to review...
May 11, 2016 - 12:12am
May 5, 2016
An example of an excellent school
For the past few years, I have been a Thursday morning volunteer at Roosevelt School. Under the supervision of Child Guide Heidi Burton, I meet with students struggling with language skills or with those who just need a little TLC. Since I, myself, taught for 34 years, I feel well-qualified...
May 5, 2016 - 12:33am
May 3, 2016
CEO Trade Show scheduled May 16
WILLMAR — The second annual Kandiyohi County CEO Trade Show is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 16 in the Life Science Auditorium on the Minn-West Campus in Willmar. New businesses created by high school students in the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program will be...
May 3, 2016 - 5:32am