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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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October 20, 2016
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
As a small boy in Somalia, Nadir witnessed his aunt being murdered while she was praying. His family moved to Willmar 10 years ago, and he loves...
October 20, 2016 - 5:00am
White House plans community-based prevention of violent ideologies
WASHINGTON—A White House plan aims to convene teachers and mental health professionals to intervene and help prevent Americans from turning...
October 20, 2016 - 3:00am
October 19, 2016
Legislative candidates debate education funding
WILLMAR — Increasing the K-12 education funding formula, closing the financial equity gap between metro and rural schools and finding ways...
October 19, 2016 - 8:08pm
October 18, 2016
Teacher contracts, diversity topics at Willmar School Board candidates forum
WILLMAR — The lack of a teacher contract settlement and diversity were prominent topics Tuesday evening for candidates for the Willmar...
October 18, 2016 - 11:02pm
October 10, 2016
Willmar Senior High addition will cost less than expected
WILLMAR — An addition at Willmar Senior High is expected to cost about $600,000 less than originally estimated. The Willmar School Board...
October 10, 2016 - 11:50pm
October 9, 2016
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 is scheduled to receive the district's annual audit and to award contracts for an addition at Willmar...
October 9, 2016 - 8:30pm
October 7, 2016
Kindergarten in Spanish
Rebecca Sheldon's kindergarten class formed a circle on the floor, each student laying out a selection of brightly dyed beans.
October 7, 2016 - 9:17pm
October 5, 2016
MACCRAY considers nearly $40M project
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members are determining the scope of work for a proposed single-campus system. The board members are aiming to have the main details of the project — and its expected cost — ready by month's end in order to bring a bond referendum...
October 5, 2016 - 7:34pm
October 4, 2016
Family classes tied to better school performance for poor kids
• Children in low-income families who get extra help building social skills before kindergarten may behave better and get higher grades than...
October 4, 2016 - 7:29am
September 28, 2016
Are U.S. public schools prepared for an emergency?
More than a fifth of U.S. school districts lack comprehensive plans to respond to natural disasters, epidemic diseases or other emergencies,...
September 28, 2016 - 12:02pm
September 26, 2016
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
What does a pug looking at a computer have to do with the Oct. 1 start date for parents and students to fill out the federal financial aid form...
September 26, 2016 - 5:19am
September 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County 4-H'ers earn livestock and project awards at State Fair
ST. PAUL—Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,800 animals, more than 2,600 non-livestock exhibits, delivered more than 200 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and public performances during the 2016 State Fair. Education...
September 16, 2016 - 9:37pm
NLS hears proposal for aeroponics system
NEW LONDON—A patented process to produce vegetables with an aeroponics method that was developed by a 1987 New London-Spicer graduate could...
September 16, 2016 - 4:25pm
Teacher negotiations in Willmar may be closer to a settlement
WILLMAR—Willmar's teachers and the school district may have taken a step toward resolving a two-year labor contract that expired nearly...
September 16, 2016 - 8:52am
September 13, 2016
Bids for finishes on new Willmar school opened Tuesday
WILLMAR—Bids on the third phase of construction on Willmar's new elementary school were opened Tuesday afternoon. The Willmar School Board...
September 13, 2016 - 9:38pm