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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
February 2, 2016
Schools closing ahead of winter storm
WILLMAR -- Willmar Public Schools will be closing 2 hours early today. Many other schools in the area have also announced early closings in anticipation...
February 2, 2016 - 11:57am
January 28, 2016
PHOTO: School, home connect at Math Night
Second-grader Esteban Palacios, left, and his first-grade brother Ruben are learning a dice game featuring addition taught by first-grade teacher...
January 28, 2016 - 11:34pm
January 27, 2016
Willmar School Board sets special election for May 16
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to set dates for an upcoming special election to fill a school board vacancy. The election will be May 16, with the same polling places, election judges, precincts and hours of voting as for the general...
January 27, 2016 - 11:33pm
January 23, 2016
Willmar School Board to discuss budget cuts at Monday workshop
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom in the Willmar Arts and Education Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting will be a workshop to discuss potential budget cuts to be made later this spring. Board members and administrators...
January 23, 2016 - 12:23am
January 13, 2016
Plan to cut $1.7M from Willmar's school budget set in motion
WILLMAR — Money was a big topic at Monday’s Willmar School Board meeting. The board voted 5-to-1 to begin planning for as much as $1.7 million in budget cuts in the spring. In a report on negotiations progress with the Willmar chapter of Education Minnesota, the board learned...
January 13, 2016 - 11:50pm
January 7, 2016
Willmar Public Schools seeks input on budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools is seeking advice from the public as the school district prepares to make budget cuts this spring. School officials have said the district needs to reduce the 2016-17 school year budget by about $1.7 million, about 3.5 percent of current annual expenditures...
January 7, 2016 - 11:05pm
January 6, 2016
Willmar schools eye budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools leaders are beginning the new year thinking about budget cuts for the 2016-17 school year. The Willmar School...
January 6, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 4, 2016
Live it!: Financial tips to take your child from diapers to a degree
If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you...
January 4, 2016 - 11:33am
December 26, 2015
Year in Review: Avian flu tops the Tribune's biggest stories from 2015
WILLMAR - Like a tornado that suddenly swoops down from the sky and doesn’t leave for months, the avian influenza hit west central Minnesota’s...
December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
December 18, 2015
New London-Spicer expects positive bond sale to finance $21.6M building project
NEW LONDON — Tours of neighboring schools have been conducted and a resolution authorizing the sale of bonds has been approved as the New London-Spicer School Board continues preparations for a $21.6 million construction project that was approved this fall by voters. The bond sale...
December 18, 2015 - 12:06am
December 11, 2015
Willmar School Board meeting, tax hearing set for Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board will conduct its annual Truth in Taxation hearing at the beginning of the meeting. The district’s property tax levy will be increasing...
December 11, 2015 - 11:04pm
December 9, 2015
Congress OKs less federal education involvement
American schools will feel less federal intervention once the president signs a bill headed his way. Supporters of a measure the U.S. Senate passed 85-12 Wednesday, sending it to President Barack Obama, say that when it becomes law pressure Washington has put on local schools will...
December 9, 2015 - 11:53pm
December 5, 2015
Willmar’s new Middle School science classrooms planned in two wings
WILLMAR — Preliminary drawings are nearly ready for the new science classrooms at Willmar Middle School, but construction probably will not...
December 5, 2015 - 12:07am
Students interested in ag careers connect with businesses at Ridgewater College event
WILLMAR — Josh Hilbrands had no intention of uprooting his family to take a new job away from his Clara City home. But two years ago during...
December 5, 2015 - 12:05am
December 1, 2015
Grove City lawmaker wants Minnesota students to pass same test as immigrants
ST. PAUL — Far more youths in the United States can name an "American Idol" judge than the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice (John Roberts)....
December 1, 2015 - 4:12pm