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Circus returns to Atwater today for twin shows
Litchfield woman hospitalized after being pinned between dump truck, forklift
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
A slice of Granite Falls' history comes crumbling down
Kidney dialysis center to open in Renville County
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
Kjergaard retires after 38 years in education
WILLMAR — Nearing the end of a 38-year career in education, Willmar Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said he hoped people would remember him...
June 26, 2015 - 11:23pm
February 4, 2015
Kjergaard ‘was just ready’ to retire after 38 years in education
WILLMAR — For Jerry Kjergaard, 38 years in education seemed to be long enough. Kjergaard, superintendent of Willmar Public Schools, announced his retirement this week. His last day will be June 30. Kjergaard said his wife Jan is retiring this year, too, and “it seemed like a...
February 4, 2015 - 11:16pm
October 28, 2013
Willmar School Board begins to develop goals for superintendent
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has started the process of developing personal goals for Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard. The board recently approved a new two-year contract for Kjergaard, which will run through June 30, 2016. At a workshop meeting, board members offered suggestions...
October 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
October 17, 2013
Editorial: Question for Willmar School Board: What’s the real issue?
It was disappointing to see a split 4-3 vote Monday by the Willmar School Board in renewing the contract of Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard, especially following the recent positive improvements in student achievement. This split vote reflects a possible board fracture, which could...
October 17, 2013 - 5:00am
October 14, 2013
Willmar School Board is split over contract for superintendent
WILLMAR — Three members of the Willmar School Board have voted against a two-year contract renewal for Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard. The contract was approved on a 4-3 vote. The board approved the contract Monday, a rare split vote on an administrator’s contract...
October 14, 2013 - 10:59pm
January 15, 2013
Willmar, Minn., school leadership calling for timely evaluation of facilities
WILLMAR — As enrollment climbs, the Willmar School District may soon need to evaluate its facility needs, Supt. Jerry Kjergaard said this week....
January 15, 2013 - 11:19pm
January 20, 2011
Willmar Middle School students studying science in cramped, outdated classrooms
Bob the fish wasn't doing so well. He was cold, because the beaker that served as his fish bowl was sitting in a pan full of snow. His breathing...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 4, 2011
Dayton's message of togetherness is a practice for area schools, businesses
WILLMAR -- In his inaugural speech Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton asked Minnesotans to work together to solve the state's budget problems, which include a $6.2 billion projected budget deficit. One of his suggestions was that businesses should adopt the schools in their communities. In...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Willmar School Board approves extended leave for teacher
WILLMAR -- A Willmar teacher will be able to take a two-year leave of absence to teach overseas if the district is able to find a suitable substitute for her. The School Board voted on Monday to grant a leave for Barb Leritz, a teacher in the English Language Learner program at Roosevelt...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
Meeting turns to informal discussion on levy
WILLMAR -- With just two members of the public on hand, an informational meeting on the Willmar School District operating levy became an informal...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2010
Kjergaard hosts meeting on levy this afternoon
WILLMAR -- Willmar Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard will host an informational meeting, titled "A Community Investment," to discuss the district's operation levy referendum. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar...
September 28, 2010 - 12:03pm
Development of guidelines discussed for cooperation on activities
WILLMAR -- Willmar school officials plan to develop new guidelines in case neighboring school districts approach them about cooperating in athletics or other activities. Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard sought guidance from the School Board at a workshop meeting Monday. The demographic...
September 28, 2010 - 12:00am
September 23, 2010
Kjergaard will host 3 sessions to talk about school levy
WILLMAR -- A series of three information sessions on the Willmar School District operating levy will begin Tuesday. Willmar Superintendent Jerry...
September 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Willmar School District adding teachers with one-year, $920K federal payout
WILLMAR -- With the $920,000 it gets in one-time help from the federal government, Willmar's schools will be providing assistance for struggling kids and reducing class sizes. Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard gave the School Board a rundown Monday of his plans for the money. Also...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
Willmar gets funding help to improve fields at high school
WILLMAR -- Willmar Public Schools will get help from a local booster association to upgrade baseball and soccer fields at Willmar Senior High. The district has received a $16,000 commitment from the Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Booster Association, according to a news release from...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am