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September 28, 2016
“Schools have direct contact with approximately 95 percent of America’s children between 5 and 17 years of age, for about six hours a day, and are active partners in infectious disease prevention and control and in the unfolding of any emergency event such as floods or hurricanes,” said lead report author Brenda Silverman of the CDC. Pixabay
Are U.S. public schools prepared for an emergency?
September 28, 2016 - 12:02pm
September 26, 2016
In this undated photo, an MBA graduate from Columbia University is pictured during commencement. REUTERS/Chip East
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
September 26, 2016 - 5:19am
September 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County 4-H'ers earn livestock and project awards at State Fair
September 16, 2016 - 9:37pm
A grow station is shown at Living Greens Farms, based in Faribault. The business uses aeroponics, which involves growing plants by having roots exposed to oxygen and fed with a mist of water. (Living Greens Farm photo)
NLS hears proposal for aeroponics system
September 16, 2016 - 4:25pm
Teacher negotiations in Willmar may be closer to a settlement
September 16, 2016 - 8:52am
September 13, 2016
Ruben Bermubez, Triple V Concrete Construction, works on the footing and the foundation walls Tuesday at the site of the new Willmar elementary school. Duininck Inc. is the excavator for this stage in construction. Bids were opened Tuesday for the third stage of construction.

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Bids for finishes on new Willmar school opened Tuesday
September 13, 2016 - 9:38pm
September 12, 2016
Jim Mitteness, dean of students, and Emily Streich, first grade teacher, talk to students about playground manners during the STARS student behavior program on Friday at Roosevelt Elementary School. Mitteness told the kids that they are all friends on the playground and they should all play with one another. Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Rules, rules, rules: They keep a school humming along
September 12, 2016 - 9:21am
September 9, 2016
Willmar School Board meets Monday
September 9, 2016 - 6:31pm
September 5, 2016
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Students and parents arrive for the first day of class at Kennedy Elementary School in this September 2015 file photo at the Willmar school. About 4,000 kids will be streaming into Willmar’s public schools today.
Willmar welcomes 4,000 kids back to school today
September 5, 2016 - 11:55pm
September 2, 2016
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Rich Olson, health and safety director for Willmar Schools, walks around the construction area Aug. 22 at the Willmar Middle School. The building will be ready for students Tuesday.
Willmar Middle School will be ready for students Tuesday
September 2, 2016 - 9:30am
Housing classes to be offered in Willmar and Marshall
September 2, 2016 - 9:05am
August 29, 2016
Safety Patrol members cross a street outside Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar Friday morning, under the direction of Assistant Principal Patrick Beierman, during their orientation and training in helping pedestrians cross the street safely. The fifth-graders in the patrol will be stationed at intersections around the school beginning with the first day of school Sept. 6.Linda Vanderwerf / Tribune
Kennedy Elementary plans new parking, drop-off routine in morning
August 29, 2016 - 4:00am
August 23, 2016
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Emily Gratton, left, a fourth-grader at New London-Spicer, joins other students to break ground Monday for the district's $20.6 million construction project at the NLS High School/Middle School in New London.
NLS breaks ground on $20.6 million project
August 23, 2016 - 7:44pm
August 21, 2016
5-year-old Aden Hackey (foreground) and Jaxon Gabel, 6, of West Fargo, N.D., peer into the portholes of the ship's quarters during a tour of the schooner Mist of Avalon at the Tall Ships Duluth festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2016. They dressed as pirates for the day. Bob King /
Learning leadership on the lake at Tall Ships Duluth
August 21, 2016 - 7:26pm
August 20, 2016
Students attending the Summer Academy use their iPads during class Wednesday at Willmar Senior High School. Briana Sanchez / Tribune
New Summer Academy gets kids ready for 9th grade
August 20, 2016 - 9:40am