Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
June 25, 2009
Willmar School District officials give their approval to elementary transfer policy
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a set of new policies governing the district's new elementary attendance areas. The policies include a process for asking to transfer from one school to another.
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Willmar School Board OKs attendance areas for elementary schools and raises lunch prices
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved attendance area boundaries for the Roosevelt and Kennedy elementary schools next year. The boundaries were developed using a map that pinpointed the home address of each child who will attend the two K-5 schools, said Superintendent...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Willmar accepts gift to fund AP chemistry class, discusses guidelines for future gifts
WILLMAR -- A $10,000 grant from the Affiliated Community Health Foundation will allow Willmar Senior High to offer an Advanced Placement chemistry class next year. But the School Board's 4-1 split vote to accept the gift was part of a broader discussion Monday evening about the use...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Local schools have outbreak plan in place
WILLMAR -- Minnesota has not had an identified case of swine flu yet, and state officials are not recommending any extraordinary precautions at this point. However, that could change if cases of the flu are found in school-aged children. The state Department of Health and State...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Willmar School Board nears decision on elementary boundaries
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has tentative boundaries in place for attendance areas for Kennedy and Roosevelt elementary schools next year. The boundaries discussed at a School Board workshop meeting Monday will not be final until the board votes on them at its May 11 meeting. Superintendent...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Thanks to two snow days, Willmar teachers will work two extra days; most will pack for reorganization
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar will work two extra days this spring to make up for two snow days. The School Board approved extending the year two days for teachers at its meeting Monday. With about two-thirds of teachers in from kindergarten through eighth grade moving to different...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
Six buildings in Willmar impacted by planned moves
WILLMAR -- Willmar School District officials expect to have books and curriculum materials moved to the correct rooms in the district's elementary...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
School officials vote in favor of expansion at Roosevelt Elementery School
WILLMAR -- It might seem counterintuitive for the Willmar School District to spend $1.5 million on a building addition while cutting $2.7 million...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 17, 2009
Process of stripping nearly $3M from Willmar Schools' budget hits high gear
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board took a series of steps Monday to change the look and operation of the district. The board voted unanimously...
March 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 12, 2009
Students may be slapped with higher athletic fees
WILLMAR -- A variety of alternatives are on the table now for the Willmar School District's changes in athletic participation fees. A package...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
Story time with the superintendent
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
Local school officials have their own doubts about stimulus
Local school officials say they will be very happy if they receive money from the federal economic stimulus bill working its way through Congress. However, they don't know yet if state aid will be reduced by an equal amount. At this point, they are not counting on seeing much, if...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Willmar school officials proposed closing two schools, realigning grades in four others
WILLMAR -- Closing buildings, moving programs and grades to other schools and increasing caseloads in special education programs are all on the list of possible budget cuts for the Will-mar School District. The School Board will make final decisions on which cuts to implement in...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Willmar School Board to turn its attention to cutting up to $3 million from its proposed budget for 2009
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will discuss a list of proposed budget cuts at workshop meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board members will review a list of about $3 million in cuts and will ultimately...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Facing $1.6M in cuts, Willmar drops high school French program
WILLMAR -- The French program will be dropped from the Willmar Senior High schedule after this school year. The Willmar School Board approved the change at its meeting Monday. It's the first of numerous budget reductions the board expects to adopt before the school year ends. The...
December 9, 2008 - 12:00am