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Texas Republican calls ICE over protesters, then lawmakers start to scuffle
Mammal malady: Tick bite blamed for allergy to beef, pork, venison
Mississippi horror: A timeline of 8 killings, including a sheriff's deputy, by one man in a single night
Manuel Noriega, a CIA spy turned drug-running dictator in Panama, dies at 83
Man who coerced child to smoke meth sentenced to jail, treatment
Stingers add upgrades to Taunton
Prep Baseball: Spaulding shuts down Tigers in NLS' 3AA victory
Softball: KMS, BOLD still alive in 3A
Fischer, Obregon, Ackerman place in 8AA tennis tourney
Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Lorenz, Gustafson win Memorial Day 5K
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Timothy D. Claussen
Donald E. Bjork
Evelyn F. Carlson
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
March 13, 2017
Letter: Urdahl is a champion for education
I'm writing in response to a recent letter to the editor that said, " Urdahl has failed us." I know Rep. Dean Urdahl and have worked with him...
March 13, 2017 - 12:51pm
March 11, 2017
Minnesota schools slow to implement the Common Core national academic benchmarks
ST. PAUL — Six years after Minnesota signed on to part of the controversial Common Core national academic benchmarks, just one in six schools...
March 11, 2017 - 7:52pm
Willmar School Board to meet Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the boardroom on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The board plans to discuss its three-year board agenda and the 2017-18 school year calendar. An application will...
March 11, 2017 - 1:13pm
March 7, 2017
Letter: The importance of life lessons
I liked the story about the volunteers teaching knitting, because it reminded me of my first-grade teacher, Miss Keena, at the old Washington...
March 7, 2017 - 9:52pm
March 6, 2017
Audit: Educators do not understand how to use test results
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota students, no doubt, think they are tested too often, and now the state legislative auditor says those concerns should be...
March 6, 2017 - 4:47pm
Minn. university students give new grading system an F-minus
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Some Bemidji State University students are pushing back against a new grading scale that incorporates plusses and minuses...
March 6, 2017 - 10:36am
From the classroom to real life: Career event gives students hands-on lesson at Rice Hospital
WILLMAR—The morgue, tucked away on the lower level of Rice Memorial Hospital, is rarely seen by the public. But on Thursday the doors...
March 6, 2017 - 5:30am
March 3, 2017
Ojibwe teacher accused of starving horses to death resigns from Detroit Lakes school
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—He had been teaching Detroit Lakes High School students the Ojibwe language for only a little more than a semester...
March 3, 2017 - 5:12pm
Minn. high school staff bitten, injured in sprawling student melee
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A 15-year-old high school student student was arrested for assault and other charges for allegedly shoving, punching...
March 3, 2017 - 12:44pm
March 1, 2017
Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster
DULUTH, Minn.—It's been known for years that forests with lots of different tree species grow better and faster than forests with just...
March 1, 2017 - 9:29pm
February 25, 2017
Lunch with a Cop
The Willmar Police Department visited Roosevelt and Kennedy Elementary schools Thursday for Lunch with a Cop. Officers sat down with students...
February 25, 2017 - 6:07am
Willmar teen is National Merit finalist
WILLMAR — Being named a National Merit Finalist is a pretty big deal, but Francis Winter would rather we not talk about it that much....
February 25, 2017 - 5:18am
February 20, 2017
Minn. school district requiring approval of prom dresses before dance
OSAKIS, Minn.—A Minnesota school district is requiring girls who plan to attend its April prom to submit a photo of themselves wearing...
February 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
February 19, 2017
‘It makes you feel you belong’: Schools provide Muslim students space, time for daily prayers
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Somali immigrants who come to live here quickly learn to deal with the huge differences between Africa and America....
February 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
Amid problems, specialists wonder who's overseeing group that owns SAT
BOSTON—In January, the governing body of the College Board—the not-for-profit that owns the SAT college-entrance exam—met at...
February 19, 2017 - 8:00am