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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 30, 2016
Concordia to discontinue nine major programs; considering cuts to staff too
Under financial stress, Concordia College says it plans to discontinue nine majors and one concentration, including several languages. The cuts...
January 30, 2016 - 5:53pm
August 31, 2015
Black Lives Matter chant ‘disgusting,’ St. Paul police leader says
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement groups are criticizing a chant during the Black Lives Matter St. Paul march to the Minnesota State Fair, saying it promotes death to officers, something the organizer disputes. A 19-second video posted on Twitter shows marchers chanting, “Pigs in a...
August 31, 2015 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2015
English proficiency on rise among Latinos living in U.S.: study
(Reuters) - English proficiency is on the rise among Latinos in the United States and a record 33.2 million Hispanics, or about two-thirds of the nation's Hispanic population, are now competent in the language, a Pew Research Center study showed on Tuesday. The center said that...
May 12, 2015 - 1:50pm
September 23, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Schools should lead on language immersion
The list of states that lack any foreign-language immersion programs used to include not only North Dakota, but also South Dakota and Montana.
September 23, 2014 - 4:04am
August 3, 2012
Letter: The language manipulator
Mark Ritchie's word flatulence has both provoked and inspired me to search the dictionary and the thesaurus for appropriate expoundatory and superfluous descriptator locution. Yes, Mr.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
ELL students finding their niche in school
When the announcement came Monday morning that school would be closing early because of snow, cheers echoed from classrooms all over Willmar...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Concordia says safety top priority after report of sex assault
FARGO - Officials from Concordia Language Villages are assuring families that safety is their No. 1 concern after a student of a separate language camp reported being sexually assaulted. Letters have gone out to families to clarify that the man charged in the case worked for the...
July 8, 2010 - 9:58am
July 2, 2010
French teacher charged in sex crime at Concordia Language Villages
BEMIDJI - A 29-year-old citizen of France is a wanted international fugitive on a charge of serious felony second-degree conduct with a victim young than 13 in an incident last month at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji. Adrien Massy, a Frenchman living in St. Louis Park,...
July 2, 2010 - 3:59pm
June 5, 2009
Willmar's popular Chinese language class gets a major boost
Willmar Senior High is one of 10 high schools in the nation to receive a U.S. State Department grant to host a native-speaking Chinese teacher...
June 5, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Pilot project aims to improve ELL program
The third-grader lay on the floor on his stomach on the fringe of a group of students, working intently in his math workbook.
March 7, 2009 - 1:30am
February 6, 2009
DFL'ers defend language of campaign flyer
ST. PAUL -- Rep.
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
Teaching the little ones the ways of Norway
As a circle of pre-schoolers tried to twist their chubby fingers in the complicated fashion required when singing the "Itsy-Bisty Spider" song, their tongues and brains were also undergoing a challenging twist. They were trying to sing the song in Norwegian. "Very good," cooed Jamie...
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 15, 2008
Sign language helps YMCA day care children communicate, connect
WILLMAR -- At 15 months, Alyssa Peterson is rapidly building up a vocabulary. She can say "milk," "more," "please" and "all done" -- all in sign language. It has gone a long way toward helping her parents, Heather and Micah Peterson, understand her needs and wants. "I had no idea...
September 15, 2008 - 12:00am